The UFC announced Thursday that Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Johnny Bedford (19-11-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet at UFC Fight Night 51
Johnny Bedford (19-11-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) 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.
UFC Fight Night 51 goes down Sept. 13 at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The event will air on UFC Fight Pass. The main event will be Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva.
Bedford 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. Bedford then lost to Cody Gibson via TKO at UFC Fight Night 44.
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva
Lukasz Sajewski vs. Leonardo Santos
Sergio Moraes vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Joe Riggs vs. Paulo Thiago
Igor Araujo vs. George Sullivan
Jessica Andrade vs. Valerie Letourneau
Efrain Escudero vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya