Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Clay Guida Targeted for UFC Fight Night 39

Tatsuya Kawajiri

Tatsuya Kawajiri

  • 33-7-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Geisas Cavalcante, Josh Thomson, Kazuyuki Miyata

Clay Guida

Clay Guida

  • 30-14 MMA / 10-8 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rafael dos Anjos, Hatsu Hioki, Anthony Pettis

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UFC Fight Night 39

April 11th, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue TBD

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It took longer than expected, but Asia’s perennial featherweight superstar, Tatsuya Kawajiri, made his UFC debut in January, submitting Sean Soriano in the first round at UFC Fight Night 34. He’s now won six straight fights, including notable victories over Joachim Hansen, Kazuyuki Miyata, and Michihiro Omigawa.

Clay Guida lost his third fight in four attempts at UFC 164, after suffering a third round knockout loss to Chad Mendes. His only win since June of 2011, was a controversial split decision win over Hatsu Hioki in January of last year.

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Rani Yahya vs Johnny Bedford Scheduled for UFC Fight 39 in Abu Dhabi

Rani Yahya

Rani Yahya

  • 19-8 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Wineland, Mike Brown, Mizuto Hirota

Johnny Bedford

Johnny Bedford

  • 19-10-1 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Daniel Pineda, Marcos Vinicius, Louis Gaudinot

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UFC Fight Night 39

April 11th, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue TBD

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Rani Yahya returns to the bantamweight division after falling short in a hard-fought split decision defeat to Tom Niinimaki at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. He had previously been on a three-fight win streak, which included a submission victory over Josh Grispi and decision wins over Mizuto Hirota and Josh Clopton.

Johnny Bedford suffered his first lost in the UFC at UFC 159 after being submitted by Bryan Caraway in the third round. He began his tenure in the UFC with back-to-back knockout victories over Louis Gaudinot and Marcos Vinicius. Injuries have kept Bedford out of action for the past year.