Rani Yahya is knocked out and Brazil has a negative balance on the UFC Las Vegas 91 preliminary card

Brazilian succumbs to Victor Henry's volume and aggression and loses second consecutive clash

Victor Henry (left) strikes Rani Yaya (dir.) in UFC Las Vegas 91. Photo: Disclosure/UFC

Cast in the fight that closed the preliminary card of the UFC Las Vegas 91, Rani Yaya confirmed the negative balance for Brazil in the first stage of the event this Saturday (27), with two stumbles and a victory. As for jiu-jitsu, the athlete got off to a good start against Victor Henry, but succumbed over the last two rounds and ended up being knocked out. The outcome came in the third round.

The result marks Yahya's second consecutive setback. At 39 years old, the bantamweight division (up to 61,2kg.) hadn't competed in almost two years.

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Victorious in the clash, Victor was patient and adopted a cautious stance throughout the almost three rounds played. The athlete increased his pace in the final stage and managed to return to the path of triumphs.

Bitter defeat

The fight started with Rani throwing a low kick in the opening seconds. The Brazilian surrounded his rival and sought to approach him to apply the takedown. After just over a minute, Yahya managed to hang on to his rival and managed a takedown. Victor managed to stand up and started to press the Tupiniquim against the bars. The fighters then moved away and the challenge was fought again in the center of the octagon. Rani took him down again, but Henry got up again. The stage ended with a frank fight between the athletes.

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In the second round, Rani followed the strategy of attacking from long distance and looking for the best moment to close the distance. The Brazilian combined punches, kicks and tried to get a takedown afterwards. Henry showed concentration and avoided his opponent's attempts. Halfway through the stage, Victor began to increase the number of blows applied and began to gain an advantage in striking. Near the final minute, Henry cornered the Brazilian against the bars and launched blunt attacks. Rani showed signs of tiredness and appeared to be accusing her opponent of her attacks. In the final seconds, Yahya went to the canvas after his opponent's attacks. Henry struck, but the timer ran to zero.

The last round started with Rani looking for the takedown early on. Yahya threatened an ankle cave, but Victor defended well. With a minute gone, Victor delivered a direct shot that took the Brazilian to the canvas. Henry began a punishment and Rani tried to defend herself. Victor continued to strike until the referee interrupted the challenge.

UFC Las Vegas 91 results

MAIN CARD 

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Alex Perez derrotou Matheus Nicolau by knockout at 2m16s of R2

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Bogdan Guskov derrotou Ryan spann by technical knockout at 3m16s of R2

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Karina Silva derrotou Ariane da Silva in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Jonathan Diniz derrotou austen lane by knockout at 2m12s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): david onama derritiy Jonathan Pearce in the decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Uros Medic derrotou Tim means by technical knockout at 2m09s of R1

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Victor Henry derrotou Rani Yaya by technical knockout at 2m36s of R3

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Austin Hubbard derritiy Michal Figlak in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Don'Tale Mayes defeated Caio Machado in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Ketlen Hot derrotou Marnic Mann in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Chris Padilla finished James Llontop with a rear naked choke at 4m33s of R1

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Ivana Petrovic finished Na Liang with a hand triangle at 1m29s ​​from R3

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Maheshate Hayisaer derrotou Gabriel benitez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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