Julian Erosa vs. Christian Rodriguez – Fight Preview & Analysis

Julian Erosa vs. Christian Rodriguez fight preview

UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Julian “Juicy J” Erosa will take on Christian Rodriguez in the Featherweight bout. You can view the complete UFC on ESPN 59 card.

Erosa brings a unique southpaw fighting stance with an 74″ reach. In contrast, Rodriguez, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 71″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 48% striking accuracy, Erosa has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 6.14 per minute. On the other hand, Rodriguez boasts a 48% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.45 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Julian Erosa vs. Christian Rodriguez matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 34-year-old, Julian Erosa is coming in with a 29-12-0 record. Erosa will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Ricardo Ramos at UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas in March.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Julian Erosa on March 23, 2024, at UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura and holds a 11-1-0 record.

Julian Erosa vs. Christian Rodriguez
34
Age
26
6′ 1″
Height
5′ 7″
145 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
74″
Reach
71″
29-12-0
Record
11-1-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Julian Erosa has a southpaw fighting stance with an 74″ reach. The 26-year-old Christian Rodriguez is an orthodox fighter with a 71″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Julian Erosa stats

→ Erosa’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Erosa lands 6.14 significant strikes per minute.
→ Erosa’s takedown accuracy is 46%.
→ Erosa’s takedown average is 1.63 per 15 minutes.
→ Erosa’s takedown defense is 58%.

Erosa comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 6.14 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Rodriguez fires at 48% accuracy, landing about 3.45 significant strikes per minute. Julian Erosa also has a 46% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.63 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Rodriguez’s 1.14 takedowns and 66% takedown accuracy.

Christian Rodriguez stats

→ Rodriguez’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Rodriguez lands 3.45 significant strikes per minute.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown accuracy is 54%.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown average is 1.14 per 15 minutes.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown defense is 66%.

Christian spent, on average, 13:11 minutes in the Octagon, and Julian has an average fight time of 7:58 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an entertaining clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Julian or Christian? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez
Date
July 13, 2024
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA
Matchup
Julian Erosa vs. Christian Rodriguez

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