UFC Fight Night 106 Results: Joe Soto defeats Rani Yahya

A bantamweight scrap between Joe Soto and Rani Yahya took place during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 prelims in Brazil.

Round one begins and Yahya charges forward with a high kick and then a flurry of punches. Soto blocks most of the…

Round two begins and Yahya misses with a big right hand to start. Soto presses forward and catches Yahya with a punch. The fighters clash heads and a huge gash is opened up on the forehead of Soto. The doctor is called in to check the cut. He allows the bout to continue. Soto quickly shoots in and scores a takedown and moves to the back of Rani. Yahya scrambles and is able to get back to his feet. Joe is utilizing a lot of forward pressure here. He is landing his jab now. A good right from Soto. A high kick counter lands for Rani. Soto eats it and continues to press forward. He lands a right and then a left. Soto connects with a good punch and Rani dives in for a desperate takedown attempt. It is not there. Soto continues to connect with jabs. He lands a hard right. Rani takes a step backwards. He circles and then leaps in with a left hand. Soto eats it and lands a combination of his own. Another desperate looking takedown attempt from Rani. Soto smiles and lands another combo. He takes Yahya to the floor and begins battering him with strikes. Round two comes to an end.