Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Rani Yahya impressive with unanimous decision victory over Mizuto Hirota

A very quick start in the featherweight division, as Rani Yahya immediately threw some feints and leg kicks against Mizuto Hirota.

Yahya showed in the first round that he is extremely comfortable no matter what position he is on the ground. Hirota had him on his back for a portion of the round and Yahya showed his patience and control.
Once Yahya reversed and gained the dominant position, he searched for numerous submissions, but was unlucky.

The second round looked the same and took Yahya under a minute to get Hirota to the mat. With three minutes left in the round Yahya secured the arm-triangle choke, but Hirota fought through it. Yahya spent the entire round in top position.

Hirota shifted gears and almost secured a triangle on Yahya, however was unable to finish. Yahya ended up in a dominant position and rode it out for the remainder of the fight.

Rani Yahya def. Mizuto Hirota by Unanimous Decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)

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