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Brazilian Rani Yahya Plans Drop To UFC Bantamweight Division

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Former ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion, and current UFC featherweight fighter, Rani Yahya (16-7) is planning a move back to the bantamweight division after a 1-1 record at 145-lbs in the Octagon.

Yahya moved up to the featherweight division after competing as a bantamweight in the WEC, going so far as to face Chase Beebe for the WEC 135-lbs title back in 2007.

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Post #1   2/20/12 11:56:18PM   

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never really impressed with Rani. i expected him to be super dominant on the ground, but more than one opponent was able to hang with him and actually land some decent GnP. his hands need to be better too. i think bantamweight is where he needs to stay.

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Post #2   2/21/12 12:03:58AM   

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He's not doing anything impressive at FW so the move couldn't hurt.

Post #3   2/21/12 12:11:42AM   

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Never been a big fan of Yahya, bantamweight would be a better move for him but I don't see him being much of a threat to top guys there without major improvement

Post #4   2/21/12 12:44:09AM   

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ive always been really impressed w/ how cool his name sounds

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im not a fan of his but a move to 135 might bring in a couple more fans if he starts to win

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Post #6   2/21/12 8:56:30AM   

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I thought for sure tepid55 would be chiming in on this thread by now...

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I was just thinking yesterday about how I wanted to see him in the UFC. Ive never been bored watching him.

Post #8   2/21/12 2:06:52PM