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UFC 284 is finally here. In just a few short hours elite fighters from all over the world will meet in Australia. Can Yair Rodriguez dominate this featherweight bout at UFC 284? Lightning Locks is here to break it down.

Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett Prediction: Can Yair Rodriguez Dominate This Featherweight Bout at UFC 284?

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Rodriguez vs. Emmett Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: February 11, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM EDT
  • Where: RAC Arena (AUS), Perth, Australia
  • Where to Watch: PPV

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Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett Prediction

It's no secret that Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett are both otherworldly talented fighters and their match-up at UFC 284 will likely be a competitive one because of it. Rodriguez is known for his striking prowess and dynamic general throwing combinations. At the same time, Emmett is a solid wrestler with powerful standup skills, primarily in the tried and tested, left hook right hook department. One advantage that Rodriguez may have here is his overall speed and movement. He has demonstrated the ability to effectively dodge strikes and counter his opponents with almost superhuman volition, which could be difficult for Emmett to deal with throughout when it's all said and done. 

Rodriguez also has a significant size advantage, standing five inches taller as well as possessing a reach edge over Emmett to add insult to injury, with the whopping one inch of length potentially playing a pivotal role in regards to the outcome of the fight down the stretch.

Jokes aside, Emmett is going to be coming into the fray a remarkably durable and tough fighter who has shown the ability to absorb an insane plethora of damage and continue fighting with ruthless aggression no matter how dire the situation may be looking. Josh also has a solid ground game in his arsenal he has rarely implemented up to this point. Fighting out of Team Alpha Male’s stable of wrestling standouts will do that for you. Emmett could potentially take the fight to the mat if the go and gets tough, where he ultimately may have a lopsided advantage and be the minute winner in that regard. 

Ultimately however, the outcome of the contest will depend on many factors, including each fighter's meticulous game plan and all-around preparation, on top of generating a ring rust-free performance on the actual night of fights. While an astute few cappers are simply wagering on totals in this bout due to the many ways it could inevitably play out, ultimately I am going to take a gander at the fighter from Chihuahua Mexico. Yair will get it done as his elite kicking and range game will in my eyes no doubt win him the vast majority of rounds barring any potential grappling deficiencies exposed out in the open. Give me Yair Rodriguez to style on the sometimes flat-footed Josh Emmett, forcing the Sacramento Slugger to miss wildly and often, en route to either a late fight finish from damage accumulation or a lopsided unanimous decision victory on the cards.

Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett Pick

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