Israeli fighter Natan Levy has been booked against Pete Rodriguez for a Fight Night event on April 29. Levy is currently 2-0 in the UFC, while his Hispanic-American counterpart is 1-1 in the organization.
Levy has more fights on his resume (9) in comparison to Rodriguez's six. Both fighters have had one loss each in their careers so far. Rodriguez aka 'Dead Game', who usually competes at welterweight, will drop down to 155 pounds for this bout.
Carlos Contreras Legaspi first broke the news of the bout between Natan Levy and Pete Rodriguez via ESPN Deportes on Twitter.
Check out the tweet below:
The caption read:
"Per sources: Natan Levy vs. Pete Rodriguez [has been] set for [the] April 29th UFC event. Rodriguez is moving down to 155 lbs."
Natan Levy made his UFC debut at UFC Vegas 53 against Mike Breeden, where he won a unanimous decision over his opponent. He next fought Genaro Valdéz at UFC on ESPN 42, winning via unanimous decision in his second promotional bout.
Pete Rodriguez made his promotional debut against Jack Della Maddalena at UFC 270 in a losing effort, where he lost via knockout in the first round.
However, he bounced back in his second fight against Mike Jackson at UFC Fight Night 212, where he knocked Jackson out with a knee and punches in the first round.
When Natan Levy called out Kanye West
Natan Levy was the first Israeli fighter to be signed to the UFC. The Middle-Eastern fighter is not shy when it comes to expressing himself, particularly when it comes to defending his nation's integrity and his people.
Around the time that Levy last fought, Kanye West was neck-deep in controversy. West, or 'Ye', made several appearances on conservative platforms where he said controversial things about the Jewish community, even going as far as saying that Adolf Hitler "did some good things too."
These comments didn't sit well with Levy, who took the opportunity to call out the multi-platinum record-selling rapper. Here's what he said:
"You know, I think life is too short to hate. So, to all these hateful people, you know - sucks for you. I pity you. And other than that, you know, Kanye West - if you've got a problem with me or my people, come see me bro."
Check out Levy's callout of Kanye West below:
Levy is one of two Israeli fighters to be signed to the UFC, the other being Yanal Ashmoz.