Yahya (26-9-0-1NC) enters the contest on a three fight winning streak, having beaten the trio of Enrique Briones, Russell Doane and Luke Sanders. Yahya hasn’t suffered a loss in almost two years, with that last defeat coming against Joe Soto at UFC Fight Night 106. Yahya has picked up twenty six wins as a professional MMA fighter and twenty of them have come by way of submission.
Simon (14-1-0) is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, picking up victories over the duo of Merab Dvalishvili and Montel Jackson. Simon will also enter the bout while riding a seven fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a loss in almost three years. Simon has picked up fourteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and half of those victories came by way of decision.
UFC 234 takes place on Saturday, February 9 from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia with Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.