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Josh Grispi vs. Rani Yahya

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs

Rani Yahya defeats Josh Grispi via Submission at 3:15 of Round 1

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Round 1

Rani Yahya Josh Grispi

"The Fluke"

16-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   14-3-0
Climbed to 17-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 14-4
+185 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -215 (Moderate Favorite)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil   Fighting out of   Rockland, Massachusetts
27 years, 7 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   23 years, 9 months
145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
68.0" (173cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Constrictor Team   Gym   South Shore Sportfighting
UFC on FOX 4
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera
  • Date: Saturday 08.04.2012 at 08:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Staples Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Grispi Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Yahya Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Grispi vs. Yahya Wiki Update Wiki

The fourth bout of UFC on FOX 4 saw Josh Grispi take on Rani Yahya in the featherweight division.

The featherweights met in the center of the cage and Grispi had Yahya on the defensive with straight punches. Yahya shot in and Grispi sprawled and made him pay with hard strikes. Yahya shot in again and this time snatches a single leg to get the takedown. Grispi landed an elbow from his back and tied Yahya up nicely. Yahya finally passed to side control midway through the round then moved to North/Stouh position and locked in a tight choke to draw the tap.

The end came 3:15 into the first round, giving Yahya the submission victory.

Speaking with Joe Rogan following the victory, Yahya said, "Our team is called Constriction Team because of that, because we train those kinds of chokes every day."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:28 PM ET
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Grispi vs. Yahya Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

“@Rickylundell: All women stay clear of Phelps. His swimmers will definitely get to that egg, and in record time!” hahah!!
16 hours
Made weight ! out eat with @JoeLauzon @Rickylundell @JoeProctor ! and a few more , puttin on some poundage !
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Follow the legend @Rickylundell ! he needs some followers !
16 hours
It's weigh in day @ufc #UFConFox weigh in broadcast live on @fueltv
1 day
Fight banner- @Smart_Stop @RYUapparel @TrainingMask @TrauMMACombat @ko_reps http://t.co/RSJYTht1
3 days
Hey @MMAWeeklycom thanks for the interview today #UFConFox
3 days
Thank you evry one for the support and encouragement , I appreciate it .
3 days
RT @MMAFightBanners: Josh Grispi #UFConFox 4 Fight Banner | @Smart_Stop @RYUapparel @TrainingMask @TrauMMACombat http://t.co/AhuoeCth
4 days
Dude you get all the cool stuff RT @JoeLauzon: What's up @Smart_Stop? http://t.co/BXYWBzm1
4 days
Landed in LA. Fight week baby. Myself and @JoeLauzon are in action. @Smart_Stop
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RT @ko_reps: Thanks to all that entered our @Smart_Stop contest. Maybe @MMAELITE_Alden will run a contest for Varner! @mmaelitebrand
8 days
RT @CSCMemorabilia: The winner of the Joe Lauzon signed photo giveaway will be announced today! #CSCgiveaways @smart_stop @ko_reps
8 days
Follow @cscmemorabilia for top quality authentic signed MMA memorabilia & collectibles. Thanks for the support.
9 days
I'll be wearing @RYUapparel shorts for this fight.
10 days
10 days away from @ufc let's do this. @JoeLauzon and I on same card. @Smart_Stop
10 days
You answered your own question twice while asking it YA YA- shall be traummatized RT @TrauMMACombat: @joshgrispi is yaya in trouble?
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