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Marina Rodriguez vs Michelle Waterson staredown video from UFC Vegas 26 weigh ins

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With the UFC Vegas 26 weigh ins complete, strawweight veterans Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson came face-to-face for their UFC Vegas 26 headliner — contested at flyweight — this Sat. night (May 8, 2021) inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Get complete UFC Vegas 26 weigh-in results here.

Rodriguez (13-1-2) is coming off a technical knockout victory over Amanda Ribas at the UFC 257 pay-per-view (PPV) back in January. The 34 year-old Brazilian blasted her way into the Octagon with a first-round finish over Maria de Oliveira Neta on Dana White’s “Contender Series” in summer 2018.

As for Waterson (18-8), she’s also looking to win her second straight after capturing a split-decision victory over the rough-and-tumble Angela Hill last September. “The Karate Hottie” is ranked three spots below Rodriguez at No. 9 but could find herself back in the mix with a standout performance this weekend in “Sin City.”

Check out the co-main event staredown between Donald Cerrone and Alex Morono below:

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