Rani Yahya

Rani Yahya glad Kyung Ho Kang bout was re-booked: ‘I need to put my hands on him’

" LAS VEGAS – Rani Yahya is happy to be picking up right where he left off. The veteran bantamweight fighter returns to action this Saturday on the main card of UFC Fight Night 198. Yahya (27-10-1 MMA, 12-4-1 UFC) takes on Kyung Ho Kang in a bantamweight contest....

UFC on ESPN 28: Rani Yahya aims to break UFC bantamweight submission record against Kyung Ho Kang

Rani Yahya wants to become the sole possessor for most submissions in UFC bantamweight history. Yahya (27-10-1 MMA, 12-4-1 UFC) currently is tied with multi-time title challenger Urijah Faber at six and wants to pass him when he squares off with Kyung Ho Kang (17-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at...

Kyung Ho Kang vs. Rani Yahya, Dooho Choi vs. Danny Chavez added to UFC event on July 31

A pair of Korean fighters return to the cage after lengthy layoffs on July 31 in two newly announced matchups. UFC officials today announced a bantamweight contest between Kung Ho Kang and Rani Yahya, as well as a featherweight matchup of Dooho Choi vs. Danny Chavez – both of...

Rani Yahya picks up 21st career submission, UFC-WEC bantamweight finishes record

Rani Yahya is still proving how effective jiu-jitsu is almost two decades after making his professional MMA debut. The 36-year-old bantamweight submitted Ray Rodriguez on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 187 in Las Vegas. Yahya (27-10-1 MMA, 12-4-1 UFC) finished Rodriguez with an arm-triangle choke in the second round....

Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno among additions to UFC Brasilia

The first Brazilian UFC card of 2020 is taking shape. In a Thursday press release, the promotion announced a handful of fights for UFC Brasilia on March 14. Among them, a flyweight battle between Jussier Formiga (22-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Brandon Moreno (16-5-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC). Formiga looks...

Rani Yahya done fighting unranked opponents, wants ‘very best’ after UFC 234

MELBOURNE, Australia – Rani Yahya was willing to accept a fight with an opponent outside of the bantamweight rankings for UFC 234. However, he’s not making the same concessions going forward if he gets the win. Yahya (26-9 MMA, 11-3 UFC) will fight Ricky Simon (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC)...

Ricky Simon draws Rani Yahya in bantamweight bout at UFC 234 in Melbourne

Gallery Ricky Simon def. Montel Jackson at UFC 227: Best photos view 11 images A bantamweight bout between Ricky Simon and Rani Yahya is the latest addition to February’s UFC 234 lineup. Simon (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) confirmed the matchup with Yahya (26-9 MMA, 11-3 UFC) on social media...

MMAjunkie’s ‘Submission of the Month’ for August: A Hail Mary finish

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best submissions from August 2018: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Submission of the Month” award for August. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we...

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