Marcelo Rojo

El Pitbull


Fighting at UFC 271
October 12, 2021
Rojo will take on Kyler Phillips in a bantamweight bout at UFC 271 on Feb. 12, Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
Rojo has had some unfortunate luck as of later trying to get fights scheduled. He was supposed to fight at UFC Vegas 40 this week against Daniel Santos, but his opponent had to withdraw. Rojo las was in the Octagon back in March when he fell by TKO to Charles Jordain.
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Fight called off
October 7, 2021
Rojo will not be fighting Daniel Santos at next week's UFC Vegas 40 after Santos was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
It's unclear why Santos needed to withdraw but Rojo will in fact be rebooked for a different card. Rojo hasn't fought since he lost in March and has had some unfortunate luck this year with having fights canceled.
Facing Daniel Santos in October
September 16, 2021
Rojo will fight Daniel Santos in a bantamweight bout at the Oct. 16 UFC event, Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
Rojo's last scheduled fight was cancelled after Jonathan Martinez came in two pounds overweight. Rojo will now get about a month of extra prep time before facing Santos, who is making his UFC debut.
Saturday's fight called off
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.
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.
Facing heavy opponent
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 reports.
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
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.
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.