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Oct 17, 2015 2:37 pm

Rani Yahya eyes 2016 UFC return following surgery

UFC veteran Rani Yahya recently underwent surgery for a deviated septum, and is eyeing a 2016 return to the Octagon. Yahya is currently on a 2-fight win streak, most recently picking up a split decision win over Masanori Kanehara at ‘UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee’ back in July. He spoke to MMAFighting to discuss...

Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm

UFN 71 Results: Rani Yahya Does Just Enough To Pull Out Split Decision

UFC bantamweights Masanori Kanehara and Rani Yahya fought in the second fight on the FOX Sports 1 prelims. Yahya came out on fire. He threw what looked like a flying knee, then went right into a takedown. He got Kanehara down against the cage. Kanehara worked hard to get up, but Yahya kept him down....

Sep 14, 2014 12:41 pm

Johnny Bedford Threatened To Kill Rani Yahya Before UFC Fight Night 51 Bout

After his dominant performance against Johnny Bedford last night at UFC Fight Night 51 that saw him pick up a 2nd round submission victory, Rani Yahya revealed that Bedford had threatened to kill him at the weigh ins the day before. He spoke to MMAFighting.com: “He said, ‘Do you think I’m afraid of you? I’m...

Feb 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Rani Yahya Drops Down to Bantamweight, Scheduled to face Johnny Bedford at ‘UFN 39’

After six consecutive bouts in the octagon as a featherweight, twelve-year veteran Rani Yahya has opted to venture into the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yahya will meet fellow 135er Johnny Bedford at ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. MMAFighting confirmed the fight with sources close to the situation. Rani Yahya made a...


Jun 5, 2013 7:25 am

Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton and Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff added to UFC 163

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 163 event set for August 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A featherweight bout between Rani Yahya (18-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Josh Clopton (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was the first announced by UFC officials on Tuesday evening. The former WEC bantamweight title...

Apr 21, 2014 6:21 pm

Bedford and Yahya Will Settle Score at UFC Fight Night on June 28th

Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya will settle their rivalry at UFC Fight Night on June 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Their first bout just two weeks ago came to a controversial finish when a clash of heads caused Yahya to get dazed. Bedford followed up with a couple punches and was peeled off by the...

Apr 11, 2014 4:23 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: Bedford and Yahya Separated After Their Fight

Rani Yahya and Johnny Bedford were on their way to an exciting fight until Yahya was knocked out due to an accidental clash of heads. Bedford celebrated and believed he won, then could not believe it when the fight was declared a no-contest. Bedford tried to make his case as to why he was the...

Dec 15, 2011 10:52 am

UFC NEWS – Simpson vs. Markes, Brookins vs. Yahya Added To UFC on FUEL 1

Two more fights have been added to the UFC’s February debut on FUEL TV in the form of Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes and Jonathan Brookins vs. Rani Yahya. UFC on FUEL TV is set to take place in Omaha, Nebraska on February 15. No venue has been announced to host the event, but a...

Jul 16, 2016 10:52 am

‘UFC Fight Night 91’ medical suspensions

Wednesday evening in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the UFC held ‘UFC Fight Night: 91’. The event was an action packed one, headlined by a pivotal bantamweight bout between Michael McDonald and John Lineker. Lineker picked up an early and impressive KO victory over McDonald, moving him up to #5 on the UFC’s official bantamweight ladder....

Nov 10, 2015 9:18 am

Michael McDonald returns from 2-year layoff at UFC 195

It has been nearly 2 years since Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald has been inside the Octagon. In his last outing, ‘Mayday’ lost to Urijah Faber via submission in a #1 contender bout. Earlier this week it was announced by the UFC that McDonald would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 195 on January 2nd to...

Sep 30, 2015 10:16 am

TUF’s Ryan Hall: ‘The Jiu-Jitsu Skill In MMA Is Low’

The current season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seems to be a smash hit and so far all the fights have been entertaining. There’s really only been one fight on the show that has stood out as a real captivating guy, and that’s Ryan Hall. Hall won his fight to get into the house and his...

Jul 20, 2015 8:38 pm

UFC Fight Night 71 Medical Report: 9 Fighters Suspended for a Potential 6 Months

UFC Fight Night 71 was the perfect middle of the week break for mixed martial arts fans and we were treated to highlight-reel main-event knockout. Oddly enough, Todd Duffee is not among the six fighters who could be sitting on the sidelines for six months! Tony Ferguson was in an absolute war with Josh Thomson...

Jul 20, 2015 4:14 pm

UFC Fight Night 71 Payout Report: Duffee Earns $12,000 for Main Event Bout

Todd Duffee’s first trip into a UFC main event did not end well, to say the least. The heavyweight kept the fight standing and traded shots with long-time veteran Frank Mir and was holding his ground. Duffee fired off a wild shot that left him susceptible to a counter and Mir dropped him like a...

Jul 15, 2015 4:00 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Mir Vs. Duffee’ Results

The action hasn’t stopped, ‘UFC Fight Night: Mir Vs. Duffee’ kicks off tonight at 7PM ET on UFC fight Pass. The main card will feature a heavyweight scrap between veteran Frank Mir and heavy-hitting Todd Duffee. Also on the main card are lightweights Tony Ferguson and Josh Thomson and women’s bantamweights Holly Holm and Marion...

Jul 14, 2015 4:35 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Mir Vs. Duffee’ Weigh-In Results

The UFC fights just keep coming. After an exciting weekend, we’ve still got UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee, taking place Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1. The two heavyweights will square off in the main event, but before that top ranked lightweights Tony Ferguson and Josh Thomson will throw down in the c0-main event....

Jun 26, 2015 6:29 am

‘UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee’ set with 13 bouts

The octagon will return to the state of California next month for UFC Fight Night 71, a 13-bout fight card which takes place July 15 live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. The event, which will air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, is headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring...

Jun 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Visa system issue forces changes to several bouts on the June 27 fight card

Due to an issue affecting the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs visa system and a technical problem with the Consular Consolidated Database, UFC is unable to secure entry into the country for 12 of its athletes slated to compete at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA vs. ROMERO on Saturday, June 27, at the Hard...

Sep 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Andrei Arlovski Out Up To Six Months Following Win Over Bigfoot

Following his UFC Fight Night 51 knockout win over Antonio Bigfoot Silva this past Saturday in Brazil, Andrei Arlovski jumped up to #7 on the UFC heavyweight ranking ladder. MMAFighting.com obtained the medical suspension list from the Brazilian Athletic Commission, and things aren’t looking so good for the Pitbull, who is looking at a 180...

Sep 13, 2014 3:06 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’ Official Results

UFC Fight Night 51 is LIVE from the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil. In the main event, Andrei Arlovski will be duking it out with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva! It is set to air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM for up to the minute results. Main card (UFC Fight Pass) HW:...

Sep 12, 2014 1:00 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’ Weigh-In Results

Today, from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, the UFC Fight Night 51 fighters hit the scales in anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC Fight Pass event. All fighters made their contracted weight. Here’s the results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 8 p.m. ET) Andrei Arlovski (248) vs. Antonio Silva (264) Piotr Hallmann (155) vs. Gleison...

Aug 19, 2014 5:03 am

Larissa Pacheco Replaces Valerie Letourneau At FN 51

Jungle Fight champion Larissa Pacheo is set to make her UFC debut against Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 51 on September 13th from Brazil. Pacheco is undefeated in her professional MMA career with 10 wins. She will be riding a 3-fight win streak into her bout with Andrade, with all 3 wins ending in...

Aug 2, 2014 10:34 am

“UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski” Fight Card Finalized

Next month’s UFC Fight Night 51 event has been finalized with an 11 bout lineup. In the night’s main event,  former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei ‘The Pitbull” Arlovski will look for redemption in defeating his former opponent, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. ‘UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’ goes down on September 13th from the Nilson...

Jul 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Sean Spencer Steps In For Injured Joe Riggs

Sean Spencer has stepped in to replace an injured Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil, and will now face Paulo Thiago. Spencer is 2-2 in the UFC, and most recently dropped a close split decision loss to Alex Garcia back in March. The loss ended Spencer’s two fight win streak that saw...

Jul 29, 2014 3:35 pm

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Hallmann vs. Tibau, Pepey vs. Johnson

UFC Fight Night 51, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Brazil has just picked up two more bouts. Brazil’s own Gleison Tibau will square off with Piotr Hallmann. And Godofredo Pepey will square off with Dashon Johnson. Tibau is coming off a unanimous decision win over Pat Healy at UFC Fight Night Cerrone...

Jul 11, 2014 9:44 pm

Chad Mendes Fed Up With Aldo – ‘He can’t run forever’

“Jose Aldo can’t run from me forever. This fight’s going to happen and I’m going to take the belt from him.” “I’m tired of it. This is something he’s been doing for so long. The first time he did the same thing. I ended up taking another fight, I ended up fighting Rani Yahya in...

May 5, 2014 8:11 am

Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias set for UFC Fight Night 44

UFC officials recently announced that a featherweight bout between recent title challenger Ricardo Lamas (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Hacran Dias (21-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s ‘UFC Fight Night 44’ event in San Antonio. Ricardo Lamas will be looking to rebound from his February title loss to longtime featherweight...