Marcelo Rojo
El Pitbull

Argentina

Making debut in March
BantamweightUFC
February 24, 2021
Rojo will fill in for Steve Garcia and fight Charles Jourdain at the UFC's event on March 13, C. Contreras Legaspi of laaficion.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rojo's initially-scheduled debut against Raoni Barcelos was called off last month after his opponent tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll now get to enter the Octagon mid-March. He'll get an opponent who's only won one of four fights since joining the promotion back in 2019.
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No longer facing Barcelos
BantamweightUFC
February 22, 2021
Rojo's scheduled catchweight matchup against Raoni Barcelos has been called off after Barcelos tested positive for COVID-19, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rojo had been scheduled to make his UFC debut as a late-notice replacement for Raphael Assuncao, but would have been a big betting underdog (+350) against a top prospect like Barcelos. It's unknown at this time if the UFC intends to keep Rojo on Saturday's card or save the 16-6 fighter for a later date.