Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-04-22, mma bout not particularly good: Montel Jackson vs Rani Yahya gets two stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Yahya vs Jackson is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 22nd, at the UFC Apex in Las vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 3-round bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg) bout; it is on the undercard of Sergei Pavlovich vs Curtis Blaydes – UFC Vegas 71 (also known as UFC Fight Night 222 or UFC on ESPN+ 80). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Montel Jackson record
Montel Jackson entered this fight with a professional record of 12-2-0 (58% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.28 bantamweight in the world.
He lost to Brett Johns in 2020 (Montel Jackson vs Brett Johns) but then he has won over Jesse Strader, JP Buys and Julio Arce.
Rani Yahya record
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Rani Yahya, has a mma record of 28-10-1 (75% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since 2021.
He was defeated by Ricky Simon in 2019 (Rani Yahya vs Ricky Simon), but then he has collected one draw, with Enrique Barzola, and two victories, against Ray Rodriguez and Kyung Ho Kang (Rani Yahya vs Kyung Ho Kang).
Here is the UFC Vegas 71 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Sergei Pavlovich vs Curtis Blaydes
Brad Tavares vs Bruno Silva
Bobby Green vs Jared Gordon
Iasmin Lucindo vs Brogan Walker
Jeremiah Wells vs Matthew Semelsberger
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Christos Giagos vs Ricky Glenn
Montel Jackson vs Rani Yahya
Norma Dumont vs Karol Rosa
Mohammed Usman vs Junior Tafa
William Gomis vs Francis Marshall
Batgerel Danaa vs Brady Hiestand
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Montel Jackson vs Rani Yahya as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Jackson vs Yahya fight?
Montel Jackson defeated Rani Yahya via KO at 3:42, round 1.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 71 post-fight octagon interview of Montel Jackson and Rani Yahya.