Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo UFC fight info, date and time

Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo is set to go down at UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 at 9:00pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022 in a 135lbs matchup.

Kyler Phillips was on a three-fight win streak in his UFC career before dropping a majority decision to Raulian Paiva.

Marcelo Rojo made his UFC debut in March 2021, losing by third-round TKO to Charles Jourdain. 

Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo betting odds

Kyler Phillips is the oddsmakers’ choice, opening as a heavy -315 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Phillips means you would need to bet $315 in order to win $100.

Marcelo Rojo opened as the betting underdog with +265 odds. If you bet $100 on Rojo then you would win $265.

Fight information

Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo was first reported on October 13th, 2021. 

After losing his debut, Rojo has seen three consecutive fights fall through, including a September matchup against Jonathan Martinez. 

Kyler Phillips

Kyler Phillips got his UFC career off to a flyer with consecutive wins over Gabriel Silva, Cameron Else and Song Yadong. However, in his last fight, he lost via majority decision to Raulian Paiva over a brutal Fight of the Night.

After punishing Raulian Paiva in the first round, Phillips lost the final two rounds. 14 out of 16 major media outlet picks had the fight down as a draw after giving Phillips a 10-8 in Round 1.

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Marcelo Rojo

Marcelo Rojo’s UFC debut didn’t go to plan with a third-round TKO loss to Charles Jourdain. All three judges had the fight evenly at 19-19 going into the final round.

Before entering the UFC, Rojo racked up a 6-2 record in MMA promotion Combate, winning all 6 of his fights by stoppage in the first round.

How they match up

26-year-old Kyler Phillips is much younger than 33-year-old Marcelo Rojo but has almost half the professional fight experience. Phillips has 12 pro fights on his record compared to Rojo who has fought 23 times.

The two fighters are closely-matched physically, both standing 5”8 tall. Phillips will have a slight 1-inch reach advantage.

Rojo has a finishing rate of 94% over his career, significantly higher than Phillips who has finished 64% of his wins.

Reasons to watch

Both fighters are excellent strikers with the ability to knock each other out. Kyler Phillips showed his huge potential by winning three-in-a-row in the UFC and almost put Raulian Paiva away in the first round.

Marcelo Rojo entered the UFC with plenty of hype after steamrolling his opponents in Combate. He put on many pundits’ Fight of the Night in his Octagon debut against Charles Jourdain. 

The stakes

A spot in the 135lbs rankings, or at least a shot at a ranked opponent, will likely be the reward for the winner of this one.

Phillips was on his way to a Top Ten ranking before his narrow loss to Raulian Paiva.

Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo predictions

The bookies’ predictions have Kyler Phillips as the strong betting favorite in this fight with odds of -315.

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Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo tale of the tape

  • Significant 7 year age difference: Phillips is the younger fighter at 26 years old.
  • Phillips has a slight 1 inch reach advantage.
  • Significant experience difference: Rojo has 11 more professional MMA fights than Phillips.
Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo
26 Age 33
12 Fights 23
9 Wins 16
2 Losses 7
5 KO’s 8
1 Subs 6
5′ 8 Height (in) 5′ 8
72 Reach (in) 71
 

Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo fighter profile and recent form

Marcelo Rojo is a 33 year old male fighter from Argentina with 16 pro wins and 7 losses. See Marcelo Rojo’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Marcelo Rojo

Marcelo Rojo has a 94% finish rate, including 8 by knockout, 6 by submission, 1 by decision.

Marcelo Rojo is looking to get back to winning ways after a loss at the hands of Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad.

Betting Odds

Think Marcelo Rojo gets the upset win?

+265

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 
Loss
16-6-0 Charles Jourdain
KO/TKO
R3 4:31
UFC Fight Night 2021-03-13 Featherweight UFC
 
Win
15-6-0 Victor Hugo Madrigal
KO/TKO
R1 1:28
Combate 45 2019-09-27 Catchweight CAMMA
 
Loss
15-5-0 John Castañeda
SUB
R3 2:37
Combate 35 2019-04-12 Bantamweight CAMMA
 
Win
14-5-0 Jesse Strader
KO/TKO
R1 4:13
Combate 27 2018-10-26 Bantamweight CAMMA
 
Win
13-5-0 Fabian Galvan
KO/TKO
R1 2:34
Combate 21 2018-04-20 Bantamweight CAMMA

Kyler “The Matrix” Phillips fighter profile and recent form

Kyler Phillips is a 26 year old male fighter from United States with 9 pro wins and 2 losses. See Kyler Phillips’s full MMA record.

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Recent form for Kyler Phillips

Kyler Phillips has a 67% finish rate, including 5 by knockout, 1 by submission, 3 by decision.

Kyler Phillips is looking to get back to winning ways after a loss at the hands of Raulian Paiva at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw.

Betting Odds

Think the favorite Kyler Phillips gets win?

-315

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 
Loss
9-1-0 Raulian Paiva
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2021-07-24 Bantamweight UFC
 
Win
8-1-0 Yadong Song
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 259 2021-03-06 Bantamweight UFC
 
Win
7-1-0 Cameron Else
KO/TKO
R2 0:44
UFC Fight Night 2020-10-03 Bantamweight UFC
 
Win
6-1-0 Gabriel Silva
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC on ESPN+ 27 2020-02-29 Bantamweight UFC
 
Win
5-1-0 Emeka Ifekandu
KO/TKO
R1 2:30
LFA 59 2019-02-01 Bantamweight LFA

Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo is set to go down at UFC 271 – Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2. The fight is expected to start at around 9:00pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022.

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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.

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