Eastern MMA is known for producing durable fighters who are always willing to throw down at any time. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a relentless, bull-like fighter whose devastating knockout power combined with lethal submissions makes him one of Massachusetts top prospects. A professional since April 2014 and representing Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts, 28 year old Mike Rodriguez owns a 9-2 record in eleven career bouts consisting of seven knockouts and two submissions. Mike is known for his time in CES MMA.
In his MMA debut, Mike defeated Ralph Johnson via TKO in the first round. He also defeated Stephen Stengel via TKO in round one. At CES MMA 35, Mike submitted Buck Pineau via rear naked choke in the second round. He knocked out Stephond Ewins in the first round via flying knee at CES MMA 37. Mike submitted John Poppie in the second round via triangle choke at CES MMA 38. He knocked out Hector Sanchez in round one at CES MMA 41. At CES MMA 43, Mike defeated James Dysard via TKO in the first round. He also defeated Alec Hooben via TKO in round one at CES MMA 44. In the main event of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 5, Mike knocked out Jamelle Jones in the first round via flying knee and punched his ticket to the UFC in the process. With the UFC returning to Boston next year Don’t be surprised if Mike makes the line up!
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