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Cody Garbrandt vs. Rani Yahya Shifts to UFC Event on Oct. 1

Cody Garbrandt, UFC 269 pre-fight press conference Photo: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Brazilian bantamweight and former champion Cody Garbrandt has a new date after their July bout was postponed due to Rani Yahya’s neck injury.

Garbrandt (12-5) and Yahya (28-10-1, 1NC) will now face off at UFC’s October 1, 2022 Fight Night event. mixed martial arts mania The news was reported first; Garbrandt then confirmed the new date on social media.

Currently in a 1-5 slump, “No Love” Garbrandt will return to winning after a disastrous drop to 125 pounds. Garbrandt made his flyweight debut at UFC 269 last December, where he was eliminated in a round by Kaikara-French.

In June 2020, Garbrandt’s only victory at UFC 250 was against Rafael Asuncao at UFC 250. That game gave the former champion his own highlight. Back in 2017, the Alpha MMA team lost to Rob Font, Pedro Munhoz and TJ Dillashaw (twice).

Yahya is unbeaten in the past three matches, going 2-0-1 in that span. Yahya has won over Ray Rodriguez and Kang Kyung-Ho after a draw with Enrique Barzola (now home to Bellator MMA).

No venue, venue or broadcast plans have been officially announced for the UFC Fight Night event on October 1, 2022. Strawweights MacKenzie Dunn and Yan Xiaonan are expected to make headlines. The following matches have been reported for this card:

  • Mackenzie Dunn vs. Yan Xiaonan
  • Leah Wrightson vs Chelsea Chandler
  • Vink Pitcher vs. Jesse Ronson
  • Cheyanne Vlismas and Tabatha Ricci
  • Randy Costa vs. Guido Cannetti
  • Brendan Allen vs. Krzysztof Chotko
  • John Castaneda vs. Daniel Santos
  • Francisco Trinaldo vs. Randy Brown
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Rani Yahya


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