With Irwin Rivera dealing with his personal problems, Ray Rodriguez has a new opponent for his next match. Brazilian Rani Yahya at the face in UFC Fight Night on the 13th March.

The change was announced by Rodríguez on his social networks.

Yahya comes from drawing against Enrique Barzola at UFC Brasilia. Before that fight, he lost to Ricky Simon by unanimous decision at UFC 234. He will try to finish his regular phase. Rani is known for his strong jiujitsu, with 20 victories left by the way of completion.

Rodríguez is in a similar situation. After being knocked out by  Tony Gravely in the  Contender Series. The native of  Texas subdued  Andrew Pérez in  Combate San Antonio. In his official UFC debut, he was finished by  Brian Kelleher at  UFC Vegas 9. Now, he will try to get his first victory in the organization.

UFC Fight Night on March 13 will be held at a location to be defined.

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