After a four-fight winning streak and winning the title, Rodriguez (17-2-2 MMA, 6-2-2 UFC) was defeated. TKO loss in the third round Amanda Lemos (13-2-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which took her away from her goal of fighting for UFC gold.
While Rodriguez is clearly one of the best featherweights in the world, the 35-year-old may have missed her best shot a week before the UFC 281 title fight between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas. Instead, she is forced to return to the drawing board.
What’s next for Rodriguez? Watch the video above for reflection and analysis after UFC Fight Night 214.
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