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 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.
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