Rani
Yahya
19-8-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 19-8-0, 1NC
Summary: Submissions

Fighter Info

From: Brasilia Brazil
Fights Out Of: Brasilia Brazil
Age: 29
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
371
38% Successful
142
Types of Successful Strikes
0
142
54% Standing
12%
34% Ground
77
17
48
Striking Defense
49
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
74
31% Successful
23
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
20
32
4
Takedown Defense
13
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Rani Yahya
UFC Fight Night 51: Silva vs. Arlovski
Sep 13, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Johnny Bedford -- -- -- --
Rani Yahya Apr 11, 2014
3 0 0 0 R1 Could Not Continue
Johnny Bedford 4 0 0 0
Loss
Rani Yahya Nov 30, 2013
15 2 4 2 R3 Decision - Split
Tom Niinimaki 17 4 0 5
Win
Rani Yahya Aug 3, 2013
14 2 1 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Clopton 5 0 0 0
Win
Mizuto Hirota Mar 2, 2013
4 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rani Yahya 13 5 1 9
Win
Josh Grispi Aug 4, 2012
6 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Rani Yahya 3 1 1 1
Loss
Chad Mendes Aug 6, 2011
35 5 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rani Yahya 15 0 0 0
Win
Rani Yahya Jan 22, 2011
40 3 2 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mike Brown 15 1 0 0
Loss
Takeya Mizugaki
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
40 2 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rani Yahya 17 6 2 3
Loss
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
Dec 19, 2009
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rani Yahya 5 0 0 0
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
3 1 1 2 R1 Submission
John Hosman 1 0 0 0
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
3 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Eddie Wineland 1 0 0 0
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
2 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Yoshiro Maeda 3 0 2 0
Chase Beebe
WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
Sep 5, 2007
43 0 4 7 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Rani Yahya 9 1 5 3
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar
Jun 3, 2007
0 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Mark Hominick 3 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I have been training striking and grappling every day, and sparring and conditioning three days a week


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. 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

•    15 of 19 wins by submission

•    Fought Kid Yamamoto, Fredson Paixao, and Gesias Cavalcante in non-WEC / UFC bouts

Career

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