Archive: Rani Yahya

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...

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...

Feb 26, 2014 8:12 am

UFC Announces Multiple Fights for UFC FN 39

While initially fairly quiet on the company’s return to Abu Dhabi, with only a few fights rumored, the UFC today announced a plethora of fights. As previously reported, the card is headlined by Antonio Nogueira vs Roy Nelson, with a co-main event of Clay Guida vs Tatsuya Kawajiri. The full card, according to the press...


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...

Dec 2, 2013 6:56 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Gilbert and I are the best lightweights in the world’

“I think in boxing they start hopping in when they’re taking a lot of punches, or maybe their corner would have threw in the towel, but I wasn’t going to stop. I was just trying to set up a good one to land to finish it off if they weren’t going to stop it. I’m...

Nov 30, 2013 9:52 pm

TUF 18 Finale Results: Diaz Knocks Maynard Out In Round 1

Including preliminary bouts, we went four hours into the event until we heard Diaz and Maynard mentioned for the first time. They didn’t even need a round to steal the show. Unfortunately for Maynard, it was at his expense. Gray Maynard opened up the bout strong, keeping his distance from Nate Diaz’s bizarre strikes. He...

Nov 30, 2013 8:16 pm

TUF 18 Finale Results: Duke Dominates Morgan, Wins By Way of Unanimous Decision

The first round was all Jessamyn Duke. She attacked right from the start and even when she was in a disadvantageous position, she was still throwing blows. Morgan had Duke pressed against the fence, but Duke was still throwing knees from the clinch. After she turned the tables and put Morgan against the fence, she...

Nov 30, 2013 9:18 am

‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the UFC brings us the ‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ event live on FOX Sports 1. If you cannot make the live broadcast or attend in person follow along with BJPENN.COM for our live results and play-by-play. Main Card Results: Raquel Pennington defeated Roxanne...

Nov 30, 2013 9:11 am

‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ Preliminary Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the UFC brings us the ‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ event live on FOX Sports 1. If you cannot make the live broadcast or attend in person follow along with BJPENN.COM for our live results and play-by-play. Quick Results: Josh Sampo defeated Ryan Benoit...

Nov 29, 2013 4:38 pm

‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard 3’: Weigh-In Results, All but 1 Make Weight

BJPENN.COM’s broadcast of the ‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ weigh-ins event has concluded. In anticipation of tomorrow’s live TUF 18 finale fight card the UFC hosted today’s weigh-ins ceremony from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you missed today’s stream, here are the full results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1,...

Nov 29, 2013 11:15 am

Watch Today’s TUF 18 Finale’ Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (4:00 PM PT)

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC fight night, BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of today’s Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale’ weigh-ins event. Today’s weigh-ins goes down at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can tune in on your PC, MAC of Mobile...

Nov 29, 2013 10:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘I don’t get paid enough to make 155 all year’

“I lost to Thomson and Anthony Pettis is the champ. They’re supposed to be the hot (expletive) right now. Those guys are the guys to beat and on top of it. I was ready to go to 170 pounds. I’m over making weight and all this. I don’t feel I get paid good enough to...

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...