UFC on ESPN+ 17 Live Results: Rodriguez vs. Stephens (Results & Fight Stats)

September 21, 2019

(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full live results for the first UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens bout from Mexico City is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.)

NOTE the UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens start times

  • UFC on ESPN+ 17 main card start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+
  • UFC on ESPN+ 17 prelims start time: 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on ESPN+

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Mexico City on Saturday for UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens.

Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens top the UFC on ESPN+ 17 fight card, promising an exciting headliner for Mexican fans. It is a bout that promises movement in the featherweight championship picture.

Rodriguez is currently ranked No. 7 in the 145-pound division. His only loss in the Octagon since winning The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America was to Frankie Edgar. He rebounded with a win over Chan Sung Jung late last year, but hopes to build some momentum with a win in Mexico in front of his home country fans.

Stephens is coming off of back-to-back losses to Jose Aldo and Zabit Magomedsharipov, but still maintains the No. 8 spot in the rankings. A victory over Rodriguez would be an important step for him to move toward an eventual shot at the belt.

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UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens results from Mexico City

UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens results

Main Card

  • Yair Rodríguez vs. Jeremy Stephens ruled a no contest (accidental eye poke) at 0:15, R1
  • Carla Esparza def. Alexa Grasso by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Brandon Moreno vs. Askar Askarov ruled a split draw (28-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Irene Aldana def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Steven Peterson def. Martin Bravo by KO (spinning backfast) at 1:31, R2


  • José Alberto Quiñónez def. Carlos Huachin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Kyle Nelson def. Polo Reyes by TKO (punches) at 1:36, R1
  • Angela Hill def. Ariane Carnelossi by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 1:56, R3
  • Sergio Pettis def. Tyson Nam by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Paul Craig def. Vinicius Moreira by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:19, R1
  • Bethe Correia def. Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Claudio Puelles def. Marcos Rosa Mariano by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)