Combate was first to report the booking. UFC 234 takes place in
Melbourne on Feb. 9 and is headlined by a middleweight championship
clash pitting Robert
Whittaker against Kelvin
The 34-year-old Yahya has been victorious in seven of his last
eight promotional appearances. Most recently, the Constrictor Team
product tapped Luke
Sanders with a heel hook 1:31 into the opening stanza of their
bout at UFC Fight Night 135.
Simon enters the matchup on a seven-fight winning streak that
includes victories over Montel
Jackson and Merab
Dvalishvili in UFC competition. The 26-year-old Gracie Barr
Portland member is 14-1 as a professional.