On Saturday Dec. 19, Rani Yahya, Jiu Jitsu Coach and fighter based out of The Arena, Southern California’s Highly Ranked MMA Team, will square off Joseph Benavidez, Urijah Faber’s top fighter out of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento.

Rani Yahya (15-4) is known as the best submission artist in MMA, with an overall submission rate of 93.33% in his 15 victories, with his last 3 fights in the WEC earning him Submission of the Night awards. Benavidez (10-1) is coming off a loss against Yahya’s fellow San Diego based fighter, Dominick Cruz.

The event, WEC 45, will take place at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event will also feature lightweight title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone against yet another San Diego based fighter, Ed Ratcliff. Another lightweight bout includes Muay Thai fighter Anthony Njokuani versus Chris Horodecki. At then end of the night, the contender for the next WEC lightweight champion should be decided.

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The Arena is THE MMA Gym in San Diego, training professional fighters as well as students who want to train like fighters. The Arena offers training in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, No Gi Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling in its San Diego MMA gym. For more information on The Arena, go to http://www.TheArenaMMA.com.

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