Mizuto Hirota vs Rani Yahya, Marcelo Guimaraes vs Hyun Gyu Lim Join UFC on Fuel TV 8

Mizuto Hirota

  • 14-5-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mitsuhiro Ishida, Satoru Kitaoka, Katsunori Kikuno

Rani Yahya


Rani Yahya

  • 17-7 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Wineland, Mike Brown, Josh Grispi


Marcelo Guimaraes


Marcelo Guimaraes

  • 8-0-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ildemar Alcantara, Dan Stittgen

Hyun Gyu Lim

  • 10-3-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Lucio Linhares, Ross Ebanez, Ferrid Kheder


UFC on Fuel TV 8

March 3rd, 2013

Saitama, Japan

Saitama Super Arena


Former Sengoku lightweight champion, Mizuto Hirota had a two-fight win streak snapped after losing a highly controversial unanimous decision to Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy. Previous to the Healy loss, Hirota had won back-to-back decisions against Katsunori Kikuno and Seichi Ikemoto in DEEP events.

Jiu-Jitsu ace, Rani Yahya added another submission victory to his resume with a first round north-south choke win over Josh Grispi at UFC on Fox 4. It was his second victory inside the UFC since the WEC merger, also defeating former champion Mike Thomas Brown in his debut. His only loss in the UFC is a unanimous decision loss to Chad Mendes at UFC 133.

Marcelo Guimaraes was successful in his UFC debut, with a closely-contested split decision win over Dan Stittgen at UFC on Fuel 4. It was his seventh consecutive victory, including a win over Brazilian prospect Ildemar Alcantara in May of 2011.

Current PXC welterweight champion, Hyun Gyu Lim is currently on a five-fight win streak, including TKO victories over Ross Ebanez and Ferrid Kheder. Out of his ten professional victories, nine have come by way of stoppages (7 TKO, 2 Submission).


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