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


The Ultimate FIghter 18 FInale

November 30th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center


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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