Rani
Yahya
23-8-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night / 4 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 23-8-0, 1NC
Summary: Submissions

Fighter Info

From: Brasilia Brazil
Fights Out Of: Brasilia Brazil
Age: 32
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 67"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
542
40% Successful
219
Types of Successful Strikes
0
219
62% Standing
28%
135
22
62
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
97
34% Successful
33
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
25
40
4
Takedown Defense
13
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Rani Yahya
Sep 24, 2016
10
20
7
1
1
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Rani Yahya
Jul 13, 2016
40
14
3
1
1
2
5
0
R3 Submission
Win
Rani Yahya
Jul 15, 2015
24
24
4
0
2
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Rani Yahya
Sep 13, 2014
13
9
3
0
2
0
3
3
R2 Submission
NO CONTEST
Rani Yahya
Apr 11, 2014
3
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Could Not Continue
Loss
Rani Yahya
Nov 30, 2013
15
17
2
4
4
0
2
5
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Rani Yahya
Aug 3, 2013
14
5
2
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Rani Yahya
Mar 2, 2013
4
13
1
5
0
1
1
9
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Josh Grispi
Rani Yahya
Aug 4, 2012
6
3
0
1
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Rani Yahya
Aug 6, 2011
35
15
5
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Rani Yahya
Jan 22, 2011
40
15
3
1
2
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Rani Yahya
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
40
17
2
6
0
2
1
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Rani Yahya
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
Dec 19, 2009
7
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
3
1
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
3
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Rani Yahya
Yoshiro Maeda
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
2
3
0
0
1
2
0
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Chase Beebe
Rani Yahya
WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
Sep 5, 2007
43
9
0
1
4
5
7
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar
Jun 3, 2007
0
3
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: I have been training everything every day: grappling, striking and conditioning.

When and why did you start training for fighting? Because fighting is in my blood. I started when I was 10 years old.

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai. Three-time world jiu-jitsu champ, 2007 Abu-Dhabi world champion.

Do you have any heroes? Wolverine

What is your favorite technique? Chokes

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means all the best; I’m very happy to have this chance.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I went to college in Brazil for two years to study nutrition, but I did not finish in order to dedicate myself to training for MMA.

 

What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.

• 4-3 in WEC, with wins over Mark Hominick, Yoshiro Maeda, Eddie Wineland, and John Hosman

• Earned three Submission of the Night awards in WEC (Maeda, Wineland, Hosman)
 
• Lost five round decision to Chase Beebe in 2007 challenge for the WEC bantamweight title
 
• 17 of 22 wins by submission (kimura, 3 north-south, 2 RNC, 2 guillotine, D’Arce, Ezekiel, triangle, 3 arm triangle, keylock, armbar, Peruvian necktie)
 
• Fought Kid Yamamoto, Fredson Paixao, and Gesias Cavalcante in non-WEC / UFC bouts
 
• 6-1, 1 NC in last eight bouts

Career

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