Charles Rosa Faces ‘TUF: Latin America’ Winner Yair Rodriguez in Mexico at UFC 188

By Staff Feb 24, 2015
Charles Rosa holds a 10-1 record with eight first-round finishes. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood/

Once-beaten American Top Team product Charles Rosa will meet “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” featherweight winner Yair Rodriguez on June 13 in Mexico City.

Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday added the 145-pound bout to the rapidly developing fight card for UFC 188 “Velasquez vs. Werdum.”

Rosa suffered his first professional loss in a short-notice UFC debut when he was outpointed by Octagon veteran Dennis Siver. In January, the Massachusetts native rebounded by submitting fellow New Englander Sean Soriano with a third-round brabo choke in front of a hometown crowd.

Despite owning a taekwondo black belt, Rodriguez made his way througth “TUF: Latin America” by winning with submissions. “Pantera” tapped Humberto Brown Morrison and Rodolfo Rubio Perez in exhibition bouts before taking a unanimous decision over Leonardo Morales in the tournament final at UFC 180.


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