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Dustin Poirier vs. Rani Yahya in the works for June's UFC 131 event

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Fast-rising featherweight prospect Dustin Poirier (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will soon tangle with Brazilian submission ace Rani Yahya (16-6 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed that both fighters have verbally agreed to meet at June's UFC 131 event.

Bout agreements for the contest, which was first reported by Heavy.com, are expected to be finalized shortly.

While not yet officially announced by the promotion, UFC 131 is expected to take place June 11 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Post #1   2/20/11 12:00:14PM   

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Good fight to have
If dustin wins. He could be a fight away. Or showdown with kenflo/nunes winner for a title shot

Post #2   2/20/11 1:28:21PM   

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I think Poirier KOs Yahya quick. He looked great against Grispi.

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I'm predicting this fight has to be broadcasted, prob won't make the main card but deff one of the spike prelims. Too many title implications in this bout and the 145'ers need exposure so when they compete for the belt people will know who they are lol. I think I'm leaning towards Rani, Dustin looked great against Grisspi but Rani also looked great against Brown and he has a uncanny ability to force fights to the matt and that's all he needs. Porrier is to young and untested for me to bank on to much

Post #4   2/20/11 4:08:06PM   

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yahya has great jits but if dustin can stuff it then he'll get the win beacause yahya wont hang on the feet. im not to impressed with either fighter so far but this could be a good fight

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Post #5   2/20/11 5:17:24PM   

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I hope Dustin smashes Rani

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Post #6   2/20/11 5:18:01PM   

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I like dustin, he's a cool guy, I follow him on twitter. Will be a tough fight as Yahya just beat Brown even though Brown hasnt been on his top game lately. I'll prolly pick Dustin UD.

Post #7   2/20/11 8:12:58PM