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How UFC vet Rani Yahya prepared for Mexico City's notorious altitude

It’s no surprise why UFC officials stacked tonight’s UFC Fight Night 114 lineup with lighter-weight fighters like Rani Yahya.

The event takes place at Mexico City Arena in Mexico, and it airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. 594 more words


Rani who? UFC 212's Matthew Lopez shifts focus to moving up bantamweight ladder

RIO DE JANEIRO – Before he stepped into the cage with Johnny Eduardo, Matthew Lopez sounded like a guy with a score to settle – against a previous opponent. 333 more words


UFC 212's Matthew Lopez looks forward to Johnny Eduardo, still looks back at Rani Yahya

Bantamweight Matthew Lopez was 8-0 when he met Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night 91. And when he left the octagon, he was no longer undefeated. 368 more words


UFC Fight Night 106 suspensions: Beneil Dariush gets 60-day sit after brutal knee KO (Updated)

(Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET on Monday, March 13, 2017, with corrected information from the Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA on Bethe Correia.)

Beneil Dariush got the longest guaranteed medical suspension at this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Brazil. 432 more words


UFC Fight Night 106's Joe Soto: Blood-gushing head gash was 'my sacrifice' to win

FORTALEZA, Brazil – It’s not like Joe Soto has never been cut open before. He has. But the gash he suffered against Rani Yahya was something entirely different. 314 more words


UFC Fight Night 106 results: With blood gushing everywhere, Joe Soto tops gassed Rani Yahya

FORTALEZA, Brazil – You know it’s a bloody fight when positions are lost on plasma.

A clash of heads in the second opened a leaking cut on Joe Soto’s (18-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) hairline, making the rest of his fight with Rani Yahya (23-9 MMA, 8-3 UFC) a slippery affair. 457 more words


UFC Fight Night 106's Rani Yahya finally ready for title run: 'It's time to go for the top'

Rani Yahya has spent nearly a decade fighting under the Zuffa umbrella between the UFC and WEC. After all that time, he’s finally prepared to make some noise in the championship picture. 585 more words