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"D-Rod"

Daniel Rodriguez

Welterweight Division

17-3-0 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Daniel Rodriguez

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Learn more about Daniel Rodriguez's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, United States
Trains at
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
35
Height
73.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Feb. 15, 2020
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
41.00
  • Eight wins by KO, four by submission (Guillotine, armbar, arm triangle, RNC)
     
  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Has won 13 of his last 15
     
  • Five first-round finishes
     
  • Last pre-UFC bout was KO2 win over Quinton McCottrell on 12/19/19

UFC Fight Night (11/5/22) Rodriguez was submitted by Neil Magny via D'Arce choke at 3:33 of the third round 

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Rodriguez won a three round split decision over Li Jingliang 

UFC on ESPN (8/28/21) Rodriguez won a three round unanimous decision over Kevin Lee

UFC on ESPN (7/17/21) Rodriguez stopped Preston Parsons via strikes at 3:47 of the first round

UFC on ABC (4/10/21) Rodriguez won a three round unanimous decision over Mike Perry

UFC 255 (11/21/20) Rodriguez lost a three round unanimous decision to Nicolas Dalby

UFC on ESPN (8/22/20) Rodriguez knocked out Dwight Grant at 2:24 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (5/30/20) Rodriguez won a three round unanimous decision over Gabe Green

UFC Fight Night (2/15/20) Rodriguez submitted Tim Means via guillotine choke at 3:37 of the second round

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3
Episode six
(7/30/19) Rodriguez won a three round unanimous decision over Rico Farrington

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training as a mixed martial artist at the age of 25 with a bit of a boxing background. I’ve always loved combat sports and watched UFC fights. I decided I wanted to train and fell in love with the sport.

What ranks and titles have you held? My rank is currently #2 in California with a jiu-jitsu purple belt under Eddie Bravo. I was also a two-time amateur champion

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are many UFC fighters: GSP, Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Dan Henderson, etc.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means I’ve turned my dream to reality. It means a better life for my family and I’ve accomplished something every fighter dreams of.

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve had many jobs, including union iron worker

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 7-0 with five first-round knockouts and two championships

Favorite grappling technique: Arm triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Left cross