Rani
Yahya
20-8-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 20-8-0, 1NC
Summary: submissions

Fighter Info

From: Brasilia Brazil
Fights Out Of: Brasilia Brazil
Age: 30
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
399
39% Successful
155
Types of Successful Strikes
0
155
57% Standing
12%
31%
89
18
48
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
80
33% Successful
26
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
22
35
4
Takedown Defense
13
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
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
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
3
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Rani Yahya
Yoshiro Maeda
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
2
3
0
0
1
2
0
0
R1 Submission
Chase Beebe
Rani Yahya
WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
Sep 5, 2007
43
9
0
1
4
5
7
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Rani Yahya
WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar
Jun 3, 2007
0
3
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: I’m training 3x times a day, looking to improve my fighting technique and physical condition as well.

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 and I graduated with a degree in Nutrition.

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

•    14 of 16 wins by submission

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

Career

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