The date for Rani Yahya vs. Cody Garbrandt battle is set for October.
On Oct. 1, in an unannounced UFC Fight Night event, Garbrandt (12-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will meet Yahya (28-10-1 MMA, 13-4-1 UFC).
After MMA Mania announced the fight, both fighters went on social media to confirm it.
Yahya withdrew from UFC on ESPN 39 on July 9 because of a neck injury. A Brazilian Jiu-jitsu master defeated Kyung-Ho Kang and Ray Rodriguez in March 2021.
Garbrandt will return home. At present, Las Vegas’ Xtreme Couture gym is training former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. When Garbrandt fought Raphael Assuncao back in June 2020, he knocked him out in one round.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Oct. 1 card now features the following:
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xioanan
- Brendan Allen vs. Krzysztof Jotko
- Vinc Pichel vs. Jesse Ronson
- Tabatha Ricci vs. Cheyanne Vlismas
- Guido Cannetti vs. Randy Costa
- Chelsea Chandler vs. Julija Stoliarenko
- John Castaneda vs. Daniel Santos
- Cody Garbrandt vs. Rani Yahya