The UFC has taken another hit, Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been forced out of his fight against Johnny Bedford (19-10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC)that was scheduled to go down at UFC Fight Night 44. Now Cody Gibson (11-4 MMA, 0-1) will step in for Rani Yahya.
Cody Gibson has 4 knockouts, 3 submissions and 4 decision victories, he has been submitted twice and lost by decision twice. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a six fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Aljamain Sterling and lost the fight at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.
UFC Fight Night 44 takes place June 28 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The show will air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on the UFC Fight Pass.
Johnny Bedford has 7 knockouts, 8 submissions and 4 decision victories while he has been knocked out once, submitted nine times in his MMA career. In his four fights prior to joining the UFC he was 3-1. Since making his UFC debut he is 2-1-1. He made his UFC debut against which he won via TKO at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale on Dec / 03 / 2011 and then beat Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini via knockout at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale on Dec / 15 / 2012. He lost to Bryan Caraway via Guillotine Choke at UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen on Apr / 27 / 2013 and then had a no contest against Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night – Minotauro vs. Nelson on Apr / 11 / 2014.
Fight Night 44 is pretty much complete, check out the card down below:
- Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nicholas Musoke
- Myles Jury vs. Abel Trujillo
- Hacran Dias vs. Ricardo Lamas
- Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Colton Smith
- Andy Enz vs. Marcelo Guimaraes
- Anthony Hamilton vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
- Johnny Bedford vs. Cogy Gibson
- Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto
- Andrew Craig vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Luiz Dutra vs. Sean Spencer
- Joe Ellenberger vs. Frank Trevino
- Ryan Benoit vs. Ray Borg