Jeff Molina
El Jefe

USA

Second UFC fight set
FlyweightUFC
July 29, 2021
Molina will take on Daniel Lacerda in a flyweight bout at the UFC event Oct. 23, Marcelo Barone of GloboEsporte.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Molina will be looking to bring his record with the promotion to 2-0 after winning his debut back in April by unanimous decision. Lacerda will be making his UFC debut this time around and holds a career MMA record of 11-1.
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Secures win in UFC debut
FlyweightUFC
April 24, 2021
Molina defeated Aoriqileng via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) at UFC 261 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Awarded a contract following his victory on Dana White's Contender Series last August, Molina showed well in his first official UFC bouts. He got considerably better as the fight progressed, while Aoriqileng faded. Recognizing his opponent's striking defense was severely lacking, Molina made a point of stringing together combinations instead of going for power shots. It worked. What was a very close fight in the first half, turned into a rout by the time it was over. Still, the back-and-forth affair earned both men $50,000 Fight of the Night bonuses. Molina's coach James Krause is high on this prospect, and he displayed plenty of positive traits in this one. Molina won't turn 24 years of age until July.
Scheduled for April fight
FlyweightUFC
March 2, 2021
Molina (illness) will fight Aoriqileng Aoriqileng in a flyweight bout April 24th, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Molina earned a UFC contract in August by defeating Jacob Silva via unanimous decision at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. He was set for his UFC debut in December before testing positive for COVID-19, but now he's back on track for his first fight at the UFC ranks. Aoriqileng will also make his UFC debut in this bout.
Out due to COVID-19
FlyweightUFC
December 29, 2020
Molina will no longer face Zarrukh Adashev on Jan. 20 after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Molina's UFC debut has now hit yet another hurdle, as it was originally set for Nov. 14 before being moved to Jan. 30 for undisclosed reasons and then moved again when that card wound up getting cancelled. It's not clear when he'll finally get his chance as a UFC fighter, but Adashev still seemingly has time to remain on the card against a new opponent.
Fight bumped up
FlyweightUFC
December 22, 2020
Molina's upcoming fight against Zarrukh Adashev was bumped up to Jan. 20, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
It's the second time the fight has been moved, as it was originally set for Nov. 14 before shifting to Jan. 30. The matchup will take place in Abu Dhabi.
Fight moved to January
FlyweightUFC
October 30, 2020
Molina's fight against Zarrukh Adashev has been moved from Nov. 14 to Jan. 31 for undisclosed reasons, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Molina won a unanimous decision over Jacob Silva in late August at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series to earn his first UFC fight, which will now be put on hold. It's unclear why the fight is being moved.