This Friday night will see Uni-Trade Stadium host “Fight Fest VII” and many of the fighters will be Laredo natives, one of whom is getting back into the ring after a three year lay off. Mike Rodriguez has been training at the Laredo Mixed Martial Arts Academy preparing for his Friday night fight and what he hopes will be the fifth win of his career. The Laredoan has been working out during most of the layoff but admits the difference in training for a fight is much more intense than a general workout. Rodriguez has a background in jiujitsu, having trained in the art for a decade, but would still rather keep the fight upright come Friday.
Rodriguez will take on Rock Vallejo in one of four mixed martial arts bouts. Fight Fest VII will be this Friday night at Uni-Trade Stadium and will feature both MMA and boxing matches.