A bantamweight matchup between Rani Yahya and Ricky Simon has been added to UFC 234 in Melbourne on February 10. Combate first reported the news.
Yahya (26-9, 1 NC), who’s accolades include ADCC gold and silver, is one of the UFC’s most elite grapplers. The specialist has 20 wins by submission and looks for his fourth-straight win streak after submitting his last three opponents.
Simon (14-1) has won both his UFC fights since joining the promotion last year. In his debut, he controversially submitted Merab Dvalishvili with a guillotine choke at 5:00 of the third round. He then went on to defeat Montel Jackson by unanimous decision at UFC 227 in August.
UFC 234 will be held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on February 10. The main event will feature a middleweight championship fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum.