Johnny Bedford asked that Rani Yahya meet him in Texas after their Abu Dhabi fight was ruled a no-contest due to an accidental head butt. And Bedford will get his wish.
Officials have added the bantamweight scrap to UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Swanson on June 28 from San Antonio. The main event features Jeremy Stephens meeting Cub Swanson.
Bedford (19-10-1) thought he had won the fight with Yahya after knocking him down. He celebrated, but that was quickly changed to anger when the announcement of a no-contest was declared.
The reviews clearly showed a head butt had landed, opening up a large cut on Yahya. The exchanged words inside the Octagon, and Bedford threw out a rematch in Texas.
Yahya (19-8), like Bedford, was coming off a loss. Prior to his last two fights, he had won three straight and four of five. The duo have combined for 11 total UFC bouts in their careers.
Below is the current list of announced fights:
Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens
Welterweight: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke
Lightweight: Colton Smith vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Middleweight: Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Andy Enz
Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Bantamweight: Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford