February 23, 2024 12:59 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Luis Rodriguez vs Denys Bondar at UFC Fight Night 237

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When is UFC Fight Night 237? Sunday 25th February, 2024 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 237? Arena CDMX, Mexico City (Mexico)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Night 237? Click here to buy tickets for UFC Fight Night

What channel is UFC Fight Night 237 on? TNT Sports 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 237? TNT Sports subscribers can stream the fight online via the TNT Sports website and Discovery+

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


Luis Rodriguez (16-2) makes his UFC on debut in front of his home fans. He has earnt the opportunity after stringing together five dubs on the trot including two knockouts and a submission. Two of those finishes have come in his last two outings under the LUX Fight League. He submitted Jaime Londono (2022) and TKO’d Angel Rodriguez back in May last year.

Denys Bondar (14-4) welcomes him to the big time with the desperation of pursuing his first UFC win. It is a surprise to see after blitzing his way to the octagon on an eight-fight win streak. He has had an unfortunate start to his UFC campaign. He broke his arm during his debut with Malcom Gordon (2022) and then collided heads with Carlos Hernandez (2023) forcing a premature technical decision.


There is a lot of pressure on Bondar here to pick up his first UFC win. That said, Rodriguez will have the whole crowd behind with the pressure of being the home favourite.

He is a powerful striker and hunts the finish whether that is on the feet or whether he lands on his back. Bondar is more aggressive and we expect him to swing widely to close the distance so he can take the fight to the floor.

This should create an almighty clash in the middle of the octagon. If Bondar is unable to land the takedown, Rodriguez should pick his shots and counter Bondar with ease landing more damage.

However, we expect Bondar to seal the takedowns he needs and if he can keep Rodriguez pinned down for long enough, his control time should be enough to impress the judges.

Prediction: Bondar via Decision

Value Bet: Bondar to win

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