Rani Yahya

March 9th, 2017
James Lynch

Joe Soto (17-5) discusses his upcoming fight against Rani Yahya (23-8) at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza on March 11th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Joe also talks about his MMA career, his experience competing in Bellator and his training camp for this fight.

February 24th, 2017
Gabe Killian

We are now nearly three months into 2017, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked matchups for March and April… Fight: Rani Yahya vs. Joe Soto Card: UFC Fight Night 106 Where: Fortaleza, Brazil When: March 11, 2017 Thoughts: I love this matchup, as it pits…

February 15th, 2017
James Lynch

Joe Soto returns against Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza UFC officials announced Tuesday that a bantamweight matchup pitting former Bellator champion Joe Soto and Rani Yahya is set for UFC Fight Night 106 on March 11th. Soto (17-5) heads into this matchup off back-to-back submission victories over Chris Beal and Marco Antonio Beltran….

November 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs Hall II. The 13-fight card produced a ton of excitement, with more than 50 percent of the contested bouts ending inside the distance. Following the entertaining evening of scraps in Northern…

September 27th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg. It was an entertaining night that saw seven of 13 bouts end inside the distance. Following the night of scraps in Brazil, let’s take a look at a few potential matchups featuring some of…

September 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg Date: September 24, 2016 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Bantamweight bout: Rani Yahya (-135) vs Michinori Tanaka (+115) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 95 prelims on FOX Sports 1 will be featuring a bantamweight contest between Brazil’s own Rani Yahya and Japan’s Michinori Tanaka. Yahya…

July 11th, 2016
James Lynch

Matthew Lopez (8-0) discusses his UFC debut against Rani Yahya (21-8) at UFC Fight Night 91 on July 13th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Matt also talks about how long a UFC contract was in the works, fighting again in Sioux Falls and his training camp for this fight.

May 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman injured and off UFC 199  According to reports by FloCombat and MMAJunkie, Chris Weidman is out of his UFC 199 headlining bout against Luke Rockhold. TalkMMA initially reported the news on Twitter. This is the fourth time Weidman has been forced to pull out of a championship bout. Chris Weidman posted…

May 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Another fight between two veterans of the sport has been added to the TUF Brazil 4 Finale. As first reported by Combate, a bantamweight title between Brazil’s Rani Yahya and Japan’s Masanori Kanehara will go down at the TUF Brazil 4 Finale, which is set to take place June 27 at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in…

September 12th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 51 September 13, 2014 Bantamweight Matchup: Johnny Bedford vs Rani Yahya By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In a rematch of an unfortunate No Contest result just a few months ago, Bantamweights Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya are headed back to the cage to settle the score. Both unranked fighters have losses mixed…

September 11th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Bantamweight bout: “Brutal” Johnny Bedford (-165) vs Rani Yahya (+135) Fight Breakdown: Getting the action going as the first fight of the evening at UFC Fight Night 51 on UFC Fight Pass is a bantamweight rematch between Texas’ “Brutal” Johnny…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of UFC fights were announced over the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list all the bouts and give my thoughts on them. Milana Dudieva vs. Elizabeth Phillips, UFC Fight Night 48 A women’s bantamweight bout between Milana Dudieva and Elizabeth Phillips was added to UFC Fight Night…

April 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The rematch to one of the most surprising grudges of the year has been booked. The UFC yesterday announced that Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya will rematch at UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens, which takes place June 28 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The fight is scheduled for three five-minute rounds,…

April 10th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 39 Date: April 11, 2014 Arena: DU Arena City: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Bantamweight bout: “Brutal” Johnny Bedford (+155) vs Rani Yahya (-175) Fight Breakdown: The preliminary card for UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi will be a bantamweight contest between The Ultimate Fighters season 14 veteran “Brutal” Johnny Bedford…

April 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A featherweight bout pitting Rani Yahya against “Brutal” Johnny Bedford takes place on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 39. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Yahya as a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) while Bedford is a +155 underdog (bet $100 to win $155). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 6th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 47 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome newly signed Titan FC heavyweight Kalib Starnes (@kalibstarnes) to discuss his upcoming fight against Dave Herman at Titan FC 28 on April 25th. The Big Three 1) Holly Holm wins Legacy 135lb title — should UFC sign her now? 2) Josh Burkman re-signs…

February 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC fights were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Raphael Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz, UFC 170 A bantamweight bout between Raphael Assuncao and Pedro Munhoz is the latest addition to the UFC 170 card after Francisco Rivera pulled…