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UFC Fight Night 39: Rani Yahya Vs. Johnny Bedford

ufc fight night 39

Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford

The lone bantamweight bout features Rani Yahya taking on Johnny Bedford.

Yahya (19-8) had his three-fight win streak snapped by Tom Niinimaki last November, while Bedford (19-10-1) had the same fate vs. Bryan Caraway in April.

Round 1: Yahya doing his best Gegard Mousasi-impersonation, just standing there to start. Shoot by Yahya is denied, another attempt and Bedford catches him. Yahya drops, eats another and the ref steps in. This one is all over. Yahya looked to be on dream street and remains that way as he is helped to the stool. Upon review, it was an accidental headbutt that caused the knockout, as they both came in. Bedford followed up to get the finish. Even more evidence it was a head butt is the cut on Bedford’s head from the collision.

Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya is declared a no-contest due to accidental head butt at :39 of Round 1