UFC FN 44: Cody Gibson Replacing Rani Yahya Versus Johnny Bedford
By FCF Staff
A rematch between Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya will not go down on June 28th after all, as the UFC has announced that the latter has withdrawn due to injury.
As a result, bantamweight Cody Gibson has agreed to step in and fight Bedford at UFC Fight Night 44, which will take place in San Antonio, Texas.
Bedford (19-10-1) was booked to face Yahya once again, after their bout in April was declared a no contest, due to an accidental head butt. Prior to the fight Bedford was submitted by Bryan Caraway at UFC 159 last April, which ended the TUF vet’s three fight winning streak.
Gibson (11-4) will be looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss he suffered versus Aljamain Sterling in February, which marked his UFC debut.
UFC FN 44 will be headlined by a featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson.