Marcelo Rojo
El Pitbull

Argentina

Out
Injury Not Injury Related
Est. Return 9/25/2021
Saturday's fight called off
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 3, 2021
Rojo will no longer fight Saturday at UFC Vegas 36 after Jonathan Martinez withdrew from the matchup, Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
ANALYSIS
Martinez came in two pounds over the bantamweight limit during Friday's weigh-ins, and the missed cut will force the matchup off the card. It's not yet clear when Rojo will return to the Octagon.
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Facing heavy opponent
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 3, 2021
Rojo's opponent for UFC Vegas 36, Jonathan Martinez, came in two pounds over the bantamweight limit at Friday's weigh-ins, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Martinez was the only fighter to come in overweight ahead of Saturday's UFC event, as Rojo will certainly receive a share of his purse after the two square up. Both fighters are looking to avenge losses from their last time out.
Rescheduled for Sept. 4 bout
BantamweightUFC
Out
August 10, 2021
Rojo's Aug. 28 fight versus Kevin Croom was cancelled, but the former will now fight Jonathan Martinez on Sept. 4, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Rojo's initial fight was cancelled when Croom withdrew, but Rojo won't have to wait for long to get back in action. El Pitbull will be looking to get into the win column for the first time versus Martinez, as Rojo lost his first UFC fight versus Charles Jourdain via TKO (punches) in March.
Fighting Kevin Croom in August
BantamweightUFC
Out
May 10, 2021
Rojo will take on Kevin Croom in a featherweight matchup at the UFC's event on August 28, Entre Rounds reports.
ANALYSIS
Rojo will evidently conclude his six-month medical suspension for a left orbital emphysema and left lamina papyracea prior to August's fight date. He suffered a loss in his UFC debut against Charles Jourdain via TKO (punches) back in March. Versus Croom, Rojo will be at a three-inch height disadvantage.
Will need clearance on face injuries
BantamweightUFC
Out
March 16, 2021
Rojo is facing a potential six-month medical suspension unless he is able to get clearance from a doctor for maxillofacial bone fractures, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rojo also will need clearance for a left orbital emphysema and left lamina papyracea or he will not be able to fight again until Sept. 10. He is coming off a loss via TKO last Saturday to Charles Jourdain. s
Stopped late in UFC debut
BantamweightUFC
Out
March 13, 2021
Rojo lost to Charles Jourdain via TKO (punches) at 4:31 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Making his company debut in a fight he accepted about three weeks ago, Rojo seemed to be in pretty good shape to earn a upset (+235) decision before Jourdain stopped him late. Rojo looked confident and comfortable in the early going before understandably fading as the fight progressed. While our exposure to Rojo is all of about 14 minutes, his aggressiveness and power (eight career KO wins) are intriguing. It will be interesting to see how the 27-year-old fares with a full training camp under his belt his next time out.