Rani Yahya vs Josh Clopton Slotted for UFC 163

Rani Yahya


Rani Yahya

  • 18-7 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Winning Streak
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Wineland, Mike Brown, Mizuto Hirota

Josh Clopton


Josh Clopton

  • 6-1-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins:


UFC 163

August 3rd, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena


Rani Yayha has had a career resurgence since the WEC/UFC merger, putting together a 3-1 record in the octagon, including wins over Mike Thomas Brown, Josh Grispi, and most recently Mizuto Hirota at UFC on Fuel TV 8. His only loss since April 2010 was a decision loss to former title challenger, Chad Mendes at UFC 133.

Josh Clopton returns to action for the first time since December 2011, when he lost a unanimous decision to Steven Siler at the Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. His hasn’t earned a victory in mixed martial arts since November of 2009, defeating Mike Baskis by split decision.


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