Mike "Slo Mike" Rodriguez


Fighting style: Muay Thai
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 4"
Reach: 82"
Leg reach: 45.50
Weight: 205 lbs.
Team: Lauzon MMA
Nationality: Dorchester, United States
Age: 32


Wins by KO: 9
Wins by submission: 2



Significant Strikes Attempted: 108
Significant Strikes Landed: 75


Mike Rodriguez is an American mixed martial artist and kickboxer, who takes part in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. He has also competed for Titan FC, CFFC and Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Born on December 19th 1986 in Boston Massachusetts, Mike was a very promising amateur MMA fighter with a record of 10-1 before transitioning to professional competition.

Rodriguez made his professional MMA debut in 2012, when he fought at WXC: War of The Sexes event against Marcus Simms. He emerged victorious via unanimous decision and this marked the start of a successful career that saw him amass 8 wins out of ten total fights as a pro – including notable victories over James Bochnovic at Bellator 123 and Tim Williams at CFFC 61 respectively.

In 2017 Mike won his first two UFC fights; defeating fellow light heavyweight Devin Clark by knockout then Matt Frevola via submission (armbar). After these successes, he went on to face the likes of John Allan Arte, Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Ed Herman inside the octagon but unfortunately lost all three bouts by submission or technical knockout.

Despite having faced some setbacks during his relatively short MMA career thus far ,Mike has continued to stay focused on reaching greater heights within the sport . With years still ahead of him in terms of age , he’s determined to put himself back into contention for being considered amongst one of the best fighters within his weight class . Already possessing a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , many feel if Rodriguez can remain consistent then there’s no telling what level heights he could reach eventually .

Today Mike trains under renowned coaches such as Pat Curran and Daniel Gracie – both whom have had plenty experience working with top level fighters throughout their time spent coaching/training individuals around Mixed Martial Arts. His current record stands at 10 wins (5 knockouts & 5 submissions) plus 5 losses (3 Submissions & 2 TKO’s) while competing during events held either by UFC or other major organizations like those previously mentioned . While we’re yet to see how much further ‘Slow Motion’ will end up taking himself within Combat Sports – it seems clear that Rodriguez has already established himself as one competitor not be taken lightly due to his past accomplishments coupled with recent performances proving patience does indeed pay off!

Fight History

Tafon Nchukwi
Mike Rodriguez: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann
Danilo Marques
Mike Rodriguez: Defeated
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. Feb 06, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov
Ed Herman
Mike Rodriguez: Defeated
by Submission in Round 3
Sat. Sep 12, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill
Marcin Prachnio
Mike Rodriguez: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Aug 22, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Munhoz
Da-Un Jung
Mike Rodriguez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Dec 21, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie
John Allan
Mike Rodriguez: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 13, 2019
UFC FN: De Randamie vs. Ladd