Debutant meets Debutant: Jack Della Maddalena now faces Pete Rodriguez at UFC 270

A matchup between UFC Welterweights Jack Della Maddalena and Pete Rodriguez has been confirmed for UFC 270, January 22nd, per Mike Heck.

Jack Della Maddalena’s highly anticipated debut at UFC 270 looked jeopardised following the withdrawal of original opponent Warlley Alves due to injury; Pete Rodriguez now replaces Alves on short notice, for a promotional debut of his own.

Fighting out of Arizona, Pete “Dead Game” Rodriguez holds a professional record of 4-0. The 25-year old American has fought all 4 of his professional bouts for iKON Fighting Federation; in his last performance at iKON Fighting Federation 7, June 11th 2021, Rodriguez defeated Roberto Uriel Pixley Nava via TKO. Affiliated with Dominate MMA, Rodriguez has won all 4 of his professional victories via KO/TKO stoppage.

Jack Della Maddalena earned a deserved UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series (September 14th 2021), following a sensational unanimous decision victory over Ange Loosa. Dana White himself stated that he expects “big things from this kid”. Fighting out of Perth, Western Australia, the 25-year-old Australian holds a 10-2 professional record. Affiliated with Scrappy MMA, Jack Della Maddalena enters UFC 270 riding a ten fight win-streak.

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