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Monday, Aug 27, 2018

UFC FN 135: Rani Yahya Says He’s Been “Reborn” After Move to American Top Team

Rani Yahya (photo via UFC / Twitter)

By FCF Staff

Rani Yahya moved his winning streak to three at UFC Fight Night 135 on Saturday, and afterwards, the bantamweight heaped praise on his new camp, American Top Team.

Yahya faced Luke Sanders at the Lincoln event, and he proceeded to submit the latter with a first round, heel hook. The win moved the vaunted grappler’s UFC record to an impressive 11-3, with 1 no contest.

The veteran fighter decided to relocate from Brazil to the Florida based American Top Team back in 2017, following a loss to Joe Soto. After Saturday’s win, Yahya had this to say about the world renowned, ATT (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“For a long time, I wasn’t being able to perform at my best,” Yahya said. “I was performing 50, 60 percent.

“Every day I learn a new thing, new technique, new concept. I’m evolving way too much. It’s like I was reborn after I made those changes.”

The 33 year-old’s overall record now stands at 26-9, with 1 no contest, as a result of this weekend’s victory.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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