MMA Fighting confirmed the switch after Rodriguez announced the news on his social media.
Yahya (26-10-1, 1 NC) steps in the cage almost exactly one year after his most recent octagon appearance, a majority draw with Enrique Barzola at UFC Brasilia on March 14, 2020. The jiu-jitsu wizard was on a three-fight finishing streak before going winless in his last two, including a decision defeat to Ricky Simon.
Rodriguez (16-7) is looking for his first win under the UFC banner after losing in 39 seconds to Brian Kelleher in his promotional debut this past September. A veteran of the LFA and Combate Americas, “The Judge” scored half of his wins by way of submission.