Preston Parsons

USA

Not competitive in UFC debut
WelterweightUFC
July 17, 2021
Parsons lost to Daniel Rodriguez via TKO (punches) at 3:47 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 26 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
In for Abubakar Nurmagomedov (undisclosed) on short notice, Parsons' UFC debut was an unmitigated disaster. He was content engaging Rodriguez in a back-and-forth brawl, which is shocking considering all nine of Parsons' professional victories have come via submission. Prior to his UFC arrival on Saturday, Parsons' biggest fight was a first-round knockout loss to Mike Perry in an event titled "House of Fame 3 - Riverside Beatdown" back in July 2015. This result aside, Parsons is likely to get another opportunity with the company due to his willingness to "save" this bout.
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UFC debut on tap
WelterweightUFC
July 9, 2021
Parsons will fight Daniel Rodriguez in a welterweight bout at the July 17 UFC event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez originally lined up to face Abubakar Nurmagomedov (undisclosed), but the latter was forced to withdraw due to injury. Parsons is 9-2 in his professional career and went 4-0 with Combat Night over the past two years, with his last fight coming June 5. Rodriguez is coming off a victory over Mike Perry via unanimous decision in April.