Rodriguez (25-4-2, 14 KO) has lost two of his last three, but beat Mike Arnaoutis his last time out. At 30, the Dominican-born Connecticut resident has settled in as a generally enjoyable fighter to watch who likely won't be a serious contender in his career, but may be able to squeeze a couple more title shots out of the ridiculous welterweight division.
His opponent Theophane (26-4-1, 7 KO) is a U.K. native who has fought several times in the United States and Germany. In his last U.S. appearance, Theophane gave highly-touted prospect Danny Garcia all he could handle in an SD-10 loss at 140 pounds. That fight was in El Paso this past February, the co-feature to the Antonio Escalante-Mickey Roman war.
Tonight's co-feature has Chicago's Don "Da Bomb" George (20-0-1, 17 KO) taking on Francisco Sierra (21-3, 20 KO). George had some difficulty in his last bout with Osamanu Adama on ShoBox. Sierra is a Mexican banger whose record is super fluffy in spots, but he does have decent wins over the likes of Esteban Camou and Henry Porras. He was knocked out by Edison Miranda in 2:16 a couple of fights ago.