58 Search Results for rani yahya

Mar 11, 2017 5:53 pm

UFC Fight Night 106 Results: Joe Soto defeats Rani Yahya

A bantamweight scrap between Joe Soto and Rani Yahya took place during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 prelims in Brazil. Round one begins and Yahya charges forward with a high kick and then a flurry of punches. Soto blocks most of the strikes but Rani partially catches him with another high kick. Joe circles out...

Sep 24, 2016 6:29 pm

UFC Fight Night 95 Results: Rani Yahya defeats Michinori Tanaka

A bantamweight bout between Rani Yahya and Michinori Tanaka took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 95 preliminary card in Brazil. Round one begins and Tanaka lands a kick to the body and then a combination. Yahya presses forward and lands a solid combination. Rani shoots in and scores a takedown. He locks in a...

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...

Oct 18, 2017 6:00 am

UFC Fresno continues to take shape with new bantamweight contender scrap

This December 9, the UFC will debut in Fresno, California, with UFC Fight Night 123. Though this UFC Fresno card is still some distance away, it’s already begun to take shape with a bevy of exciting fights. Last week, we learned that long-time bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway will be returning on the card, taking on...

Aug 6, 2017 4:44 pm

UFC Fight Night 114 Athlete Reebok Pay: Rashad Evans top the list

The octagon returned to Mexico City last night for UFC Fight Night 114. The twelve-bout fight card produced in a big way with some memorable fights and a ton of fantastic finishes. In the evenings main event, perennial flyweight contenders Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno went to battle. The Pettis vs. Moreno fight went the...

Aug 5, 2017 6:59 pm

VIDEOS | Watch all five finishes from tonight’s UFC Fight Night 114 undercard

Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 114 undercard delivered in a BIG way with five finishes in the first six fights of the evening. In the first fight of the evening Jordan Rinaldi defeated Alvaro Herrera by submission (Von Flue choke) at 2:01 of Round One. Check out the finish. THATS IT! @JordanRinaldi gets the finish in...

Mar 12, 2017 8:16 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC Fortaleza: Vitor Belfort tops list at $20K

Last night, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Fortaleza, an action-packed, 12-fight card featuring top talent from Brazil and further afield. In the main event, we watched former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum burst into middleweight title contention with a dominant, first-round destruction of Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event, we saw Mauricio “Shogun” Rua...

Mar 11, 2017 4:01 pm

UFC Fight Night 106 Results

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Fortaleza, Brazil? BJPENN.com has you covered. Stay glued to this page for up to the minute live results from tonight’s event. UFC Fight Night 106 is headlined by a middleweight fight between former UFC champion Vitor Belfort and rising star Kelvin Gastelum. Get all of...

Mar 7, 2017 12:52 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 209 – Nate Diaz dropping in lightweight ranks

The UFC updated their rankings following UFC 209, which took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was able to jump up a spot to the #8 spot in the pound-for-pound ranks with his majority win over Stephen Thompson. Interestingly, TJ Dillashaw went up a rank in the pound-for-pound...

Mar 6, 2017 7:25 am

UFC Fight Night 106 – Belfort vs. Gastelum: Official fight card and start time

With UFC 209 now in the rear-view mirror, the next UFC event on the horizon is UFC Fight Night 106. This event, which will emanate from beautiful Fortaleza, Brazil this Saturday night, will be headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, and former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum. Other features...

Feb 2, 2017 1:13 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC on FOX 23 – Masvidal and Ngannou rocket up

The UFC on FOX 23 card had a few key fights take place that shook up the official UFC rankings. Jorge Masvidal went into his fight ranked #12 against then-ranked #5 welterweight Donald Cerrone. Following his second round TKO over “Cowboy,” Masvidal now stands in Cerrone’s #5 spot, moving up seven spots in the official...

Jan 19, 2017 9:26 am

UFC Rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 103

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the landscape of all the weight classes in addition to the pound-for-pound list following UFC Fight Night 103. The biggest change came in the flyweight division where Sergio Pettis jumped up six spots to the #9 ranking with his win over John Moraga, which dropped Moraga down...

Jan 3, 2017 9:43 am

UFC rankings update: Cody Garbrandt steals spot on pound-for-pound list

With title fights in two divisions, and appearances from a handful of ranked fighters, UFC 207 was a big card for the official UFC rankings. Now that the card is in the rear view mirror, the promotion has updated its rankings, and there has been significant movement in several divisions. Perhaps the most notable change...

Nov 17, 2016 1:04 pm

VIDEO | UFC rankings updated following UFC 205 – Conor McGregor not yet at the pinnacle

The UFC rankings were freshly updated following the historic UFC 205 event that took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. UFC superstar Conor McGregor made history on Saturday night in the main event against Eddie Alvarez. “The Notorious” became the first fighter in the UFC to hold two weight class championship titles at the...

Nov 8, 2016 8:14 am

UFC Rankings Update: Tony Ferguson Surges Ahead

Last Saturday, the UFC touched down in sun-soaked Mexico City with UFC Fight Night 98. With this exciting event in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated their official rankings to reflect the shifts and shakeups that resulted from it. The most notable rankings change that stemmed from the UFC’s recent trip to Mexico was...

Sep 25, 2016 2:59 pm

UFC Fight Night 95 Reebok Outfitting Pay: Cris Cyborg pockets $2,500

UFC Fight Night 95 took place last night in Brazil. The event was headlined by a women’s catchweight bout (140-pounds) between current Invicta Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and UFC newcomer Lina Lansberg. Cyborg defeated Lansberg via second-round TKO in the main event bout, but both women took home the same check of $2,500 from the...

Sep 24, 2016 3:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 95 Live Results

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC Fight Night 95 card in Brazil. BJPENN.com has you covered. Stay glued to this page for all of this evening’s live results: UFC FIGHT NIGHT 95 LIVE RESULTS: Cris Cyborg vs. Lina Lansberg – Cyborg TKOs Lansberg at 2:29 of round 2 Renan Barao vs. Phillipe Nover – Barao defeats...

Sep 23, 2016 4:48 pm

UFC Fight Night 95 Finalized Lineup

Tomorrow night, the UFC will return to Brasilia, Brazil with UFC Fight Night 95. The card’s main event will see reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino make her sophomore UFC appearance opposite Sweden’s Lina Lansberg. The two will meet at a catchweight of 140 lbs. Cyborg, who had a brutal time cutting down to...