Doo Ho Choi vs. Danny Chavez, Kyung Ho Kang vs. Rani Yahya Set for July 31

By Tristen Critchfield May 25, 2021


Two matchups have been added to the UFC Fight Night card on July 31, as Doo Ho Choi will square off against Danny Chavez at featherweight, while Kyung Ho Kang will face Rani Yahya at bantamweight.

Promotion officials recently announced the pairings. UFC Fight Night takes place at an as yet to be announced location and does not currently have a headliner.

Choi has fallen on hard times since beginning his promotional tenure with three consecutive first-round KO/TKO victories. That streak ended with a memorable decision loss to Cub Swanson at UFC 206, and “The Korean Superboy” has followed that setback with TKO defeats against Jeremy Stephens and Charles Jourdain.

Chavez, meanwhile, has split his first two UFC appearances. He debuted in the Octagon with a three-round verdict over T.J. Brown before falling to Jared Gordon via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 185.

Kang has quietly been victorious in six of his last seven outings within the Las Vegas-based organization. Most recently, the Busan Team Mad representative garnered a split-decision victory over Pingyuan Liu at UFC Fight Night 165 in December 2019.

Yahya was successful in his first outing of 2021, ending a two-bout winless streak with a submission of Ray Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 187 on March 13. The Brazilian is 12-4-1 with one no contest since beginning his promotional tenure in 2011.

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