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UFC on FOX 4 Results: What We Learned from Josh Grispi vs. Rani Yahya

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 03: (L-R) Opponents Josh Grispi and Rany Yahya face offduring the UFC on FOX weigh in at Staples Center on August 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 03: (L-R) Opponents Josh Grispi and Rany Yahya face offduring the UFC on FOX weigh in at Staples Center on August 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Andrew BarrCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2012

Rani Yahya got back on track at UFC on FOX 4, picking up a first-round submission victory over Josh Grispi. It was the first time we'd seen the Brazilian ground specialist in the cage in just under a year, but ring rust didn't seem to bother him.

Grispi was getting the better of the stand up early, but got a little too comfortable a little too quick, and Yahya was able to capitalize and the bring the fight to the floor.

Yahya is one the most feared featherweights in the world when it comes to the ground game, and he reminded us why against Grispi, passing Grispi's guard and sinking in a north-south choke to end the fight.

 

What we'll remember about this fight

The submission.

The finish is typically the most notable part of a fight, and north-south chokes aren't something we see often in the UFC.

 

What we learned about Grispi

He may not be a UFC-caliber fighter. With this loss, he is now 0-3 in the UFC.

 

What we learned about Yahya

Nothing we didn't already know. The dude is dangerous on the ground. If he gets on top of you, he is probably going to lock something up and tap you out.

 

What's next for Grispi

Unfortunately, release from the UFC is probably next for Grispi. It's rare that a fighter goes 0-3 and is kept around.

 

What's next for Yahya

I like the winner of Eddie Yagin vs. Dennis Siver for Yahya's next fight.

 

Andrew Barr is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a stand-up comedian. Check him out on Twitter @AndrewBarr8.

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