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Petr Yan

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17-5-0 (W-L-D)


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Petr Yan

Histórico do atleta


Learn more about Petr Yan's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Cidade natal
Krasnoyarsk Krai, Rússia
Team Yan
Estilo de luta
Estreia no UFC
Alcance das pernas
  • Pro since 2014

  • Seven wins by KO, one by submission (guillotine)

  • Three first round finishes

  • Has won 11 of his last 14

  • Avenged split decision loss to Magomed Magomedov in 2016 with a 2017 unanimous decision win

UFC 280 (10/22/22) Yan lost a three round split decision to Sean O'Malley 

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Yan lost a five-round split decision to Aljamain Sterling in a bout for the undisputed bantamweight title

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Yan won a five round unanimous decision over Cory Sandhagen to win the interim UFC bantamweight title

UFC 259 (3/6/21) Yan lost via disqualification (illegal knee) to Aljamain Sterling at 4:29 of the fourth round, losing his UFC bantamweight title

UFC 251 (7/12/20) Yan stopped Jose Aldo via strikes at 3:24 of the fifth round to win the vacant UFC bantamweight title

UFC 245 (12/14/19) Yan knocked out Urijah Faber at :43 of the third round

UFC 238 (6/8/19) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Jimmie Rivera

UFC Fight Night (2/23/19) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over John Dodson

UFC 232 (12/29/18) Yan scored a TKO (corner stoppage) over Douglas Silva de Andrade at 5:00 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (9/15/18) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Jin Soo Son

UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Yan stopped Teruto Ishihara at 3:28 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training boxing when I was 13 years old. After seven years, I started training MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? Interim UFC bantamweight champion, former UFC bantamweight champion, ACB bantamweight ​world c​hampion

Do you have any heroes? I liked to watch Mike Tyson, Kostya Tszyu and Muhammad Ali fights and I looked up to them.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? UFC is the pinnacle of this sport. For me, it's similar to going to the Olympics. That's why I’m really happy I joined UFC and now I need to showcase myself there.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the athletic institute. I was studying there for five years and I specialized in being a boxing trainer for youth.

What was your job before you started fighting? I had part-time security jobs.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Winner of youth regional championships in Russia

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Master of Sport in Boxing, BJJ blue belt.

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes

Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut