Petr Yan
No Mercy
Puts on suffocating display in win
February 23, 2019
Yan defeated John Dodson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday.
Yan had Dodson on his heels early, pushing "The Magician" back to the fence so he could measure his strikes. We saw the former ACB standout experience his first real taste of adversity as well, but he recovered nicely after getting dropped by a counter shot in the second round. Yan's boxing skills and pressuring style allows him to hunt for openings on his opponent throughout the fight. Thus far in his UFC career he has found them more often than not. The future couldn't possibly be brighter for Yan, who looks to be surging towards title contention after his fourth straight UFC victory. His overall MMA record stands at 12-1.
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Booked to fight John Dodson
January 10, 2019
Yan will take on John Dodson in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 145 on Feb. 23 in Prague, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
This will be Yan's first fight since signing a new four-fight deal with the UFC this week. Yan has won six fights in a row, with his most recent victory coming against Douglas Silve de Andrade via TKO at UFC 232 a couple of weeks ago. Dodson, however, who is a seasoned veteran and over eight years older than Yan, will likely be the young star's toughest competition to date.
Yan forces Silva de Andrade to quit after Round 2
December 29, 2018
Yan defeated Douglas Silve de Andrade via TKO (corner stoppage) after Round 2 at UFC 232 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Yan was dominant in every aspect of this fight. From the start it was clear he was the faster and stronger fighter. He constantly pressured Silva de Andrade and landed punches at will. Takedowns were also a virtual certainty as he could get the Brazilian down whenever he chose to. In the second round the Russian used a front choke to take Silva de Andrade to the ground. From there, "No Mercy" landed brutal ground and pound. A well placed elbow opened up a huge cut above the Brazilian's eye. Yan rained down punches but was not able to get the stoppage before the second round bell. However, he had done enough as Silva de Andrade's corner decided to stop the fight, awarding the TKO victory to Yan.
Adds fight at UFC 232
October 31, 2018
Yan will take on Douglas Silva de Andrade at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in a bantamweight bout, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Yan and Silva de Andrade were expect to face off against each other in Moscow on Sept. 15 but "D. Silva" was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury. In his absence, Jin Soo Son took his place and wasn't able to handle Yan, as the latter earned a unanimous decision to improve to 10-1 in his career. That marked the fifth straight victory for Yan. On the flip side, Silva de Andrade hasn't fought since besting Marlon Vera in February. He sports a 3-2 record in the UFC, and 25-2-1 across all promotions.
Lands over 100 strikes in unanimous decision victory in Moscow
September 15, 2018
Yan defeated Jin Soo Son via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Moscow on Saturday.
Yan dominated the stand-up in this fight. Son stood in front of him and smiled through every shot, but absorbed a lot of damage. Yan threw everything he could to try to finish Son, but the Korean fighter would not go away. "No Mercy" landed a head kick and a perfect spinning elbow directly to Son's chin, but could not finish the fight. The only weakness Yan showed during this fight was his takedown defense as he was taken down twice. Yan is a master of sport in boxing and it showed during this fight. He is a tough match up standing for any bantamweight.
Fight with Jin Soo Son still on
September 14, 2018
Yan will move forward with his scheduled bantamweight fight against Jin Soo Son, despite Son missing weight by one pound during Friday morning's weigh-in.
Yan was originally scheduled to face Douglas Silva de Andrade at the Moscow event, but Silva was forced to drop out due to a foot injury Aug. 9. Since then, the UFC rounded up a short-notice replacement in Son, who had been previously competing under the banner of Deep MMA, a Japan-based promotion. Both men are 25 years old, and Yan will have a slight height advantage, despite Son coming into the bout just a pound heavy. Son will have to surrender 20 percent of his fight purse for this infraction, but Yan remains the highly-regarded prospect, and a massive betting favorite of roughly (-900). Provided he takes care of business here, Yan is already looking ahead to a prospective matchup against John Lineker.