Rani Yahya vs Tom Niinimaki Booked for TUF 18 Finale

Rani Yahya

 

Rani Yahya

  • 19-7 MMA / 4-2 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Winning Streak
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Wineland, Mike Brown, Mizuto Hirota

Tom Niinimaki

 

Tom Niinimaki

  • 20-5-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Brian Pearman, Chase Beebe, Walel Watson

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The Ultimate FIghter 18 FInale

November 30th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Rani Yahya won his third straight fight in the octagon at UFC 163 with a unanimous decision victory over Josh Clopton. Other wins during the streak include a submission victory over Josh Grispi and a unanimous decision win over Mizuto Hirota. Yahya’s only loss since April of 2010 was a decision defeat to Chad Mendes at UFC 133.

Finnish featherweight, Tom Niinimaki has gone unbeaten since August of 2007, winning his last eleven bouts as a professional. Notable victories during that streak are decision wins over Dave Hill and Bellator-vet Chase Beebe. Most recently, Niinimaki submitted UFC veteran, Walel Watson in the second round with a kimura at Cage 23 last September.

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