Josh Grispi vs. Rani Yahya
Round 1: Rani with hands low, looking for the takedown. Grispi stuffs the first attempt but gets caught with a single with Yahya in his guard. Yahya now landing some strikes on top, looking to soften him up and pass guard. Yahya slips into side control with 2:20 remaining. Now moving into north-south and locking in the north-south choke. Yahya rotating with Grispi who struggles to escape. There’s the tap and this one is all over.
Rani Yahya def. Josh Grispi via submission (north-south choke) at 3:15 of the first round.
Yahya fought just the type of fight he wanted, proving there is still space for specialists in the UFC.