MMAJunkie is reporting that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard, Rani Yahya is out of his UFC Fight Night 123 scheduled fight with Aljamain Sterling. The longtime veteran is out due to injury.
Yahya has been in the UFC since January 2011. He has a 9-3 record with 1 NC in the UFC. He is coming off a 1st round submission victory over Henry Briones in August.
Sterling is trying to snap a two-fight drought. He lost close decisions to Brian Caraway and Raphael Assuncao in back to back fights. These losses were the first two losses of Sterling’s career.
The UFC is reportingly looking for a replacement for Yahya to face Sterling.
UFC Fight Night 123 is scheduled for December 9th in Fresno, California.