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Rodriguez vs. Stephens 2 co-headlines UFC Boston

Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens face off inside the Octagon for the second time on October 19 (AEST). The contest is a rematch following their encounter last weekend in Mexico, which ended in No Contest due to an accidental eye poke. The battle serves as a co-main event of the upcoming UFC on ESPN 6 held at TD Garden in Boston, MA, USA.

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Prior to his first encounter with Stephens, Rodriguez (11-2, 1 NC) scored the fifth-round knockout win against Chan Sung Jun. Before that he suffered the defeat by TKO in second round against Frankie Edgar, which snapped his eight-fight win streak. The resume of Mexican mixed martial artist also includes the victories against BJ Penn, Alex Caceres, Dan Hooker, among others.

Stephens (28-16, 1 NC) lost two of the previous bouts, dropping unanimous decision against Zabit Magomedsharipov, and suffering the first-round stoppahe defeat against Jose Aldo. Before that he defeated Josh Emmett, Doo Ho Choi and Gilbert Melendez.

In the main event of UFC Boston Dominick Reyes faces former UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman. The pair squares off in the scheduled for five rounds bout at light heavyweight. The current lineup and a list of expected matchups can be found below.

UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman

Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman
Featherweight Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Featherweight Yair Rodríguez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Women’s Flyweight Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson
Heavyweight Daniel Spitz vs. Tanner Boser
Bantamweight Randy Costa vs. Boston Salmon
Middleweight Brandon Allen vs. Eric Spicely
Heavyweight Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli
Lightweight Joe Lauzon vs. Jonathan Pearce

Announced bouts
Middleweight Darren Stewart vs. Deron Winn
Women’s Flyweight Molly McCann vs. Diana Belbita
Welterweight Sean Brady vs. Court McGee
Featherweight Kyle Bochniak vs. Sean Woodson
Featherweight Manny Bermudez vs. Charles Rosa

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