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Saturday, January 22, 2011

UFC/FFTT 2: RANI YAHYA'S GONNA CHOKE A FOOL ... OR LOSE.

Take a look at BJJ black belt, Rani Yahya's record and you'll see what we mean.  93% of his wins are submissions, with zero knockouts. And, of his 6 losses, only 1 was by submission (to Gesias Calvancante).  He's got real BJJ creds too, having won his 65kg weightclass in ADCC in 2007.  So, basically, Rani is a straight up BJJ focused fighter. 

As much as we are all about grappling here, even we admit Rani's is probably not the best approach to modern MMA, given the well-roundedness of today's top level pros (Shaolin is another example of the BJJ-only approach that is not working).  We're going to have to see how Rani does tonight t UFC: Fight for the Troops 2 against the more well-rounded veteran, Mike Brown.

That being said.  We're hoping he chokes the crap out of Brown (whom we also like), a la this:

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