Rani Yahya came in to tonights featherweight tilt against former champ Mike Brown regarded as a one-dimensional grappler. Now he’s a one-dimensional grappler with a unanimous decision win over former champ Mike Brown.
Yahya managed to avoid Brown’s powerful right hand on the feet and forced enough of the action to the ground to get the win. Yahya trains under legendary MMA pioneer and many time jiu jitsu champion Rickson Gracie and it showed.
Brown took the fight on short notice. He’s lost his first two UFC fights now after dropping his debut against Diego Nunes at UFC 125. Brown is 2-4 since losing his WEC title to Jose Aldo. Aldo is now the UFC featherweight champ.