Petr Yan
No Mercy


Injury Elbow
Est. Return 11/2/2019
Out four-to-six weeks
June 26, 2019
Yan underwent elbow surgery this week and will be sidelined four-to-six weeks, Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie reports.
Yan has inflammation in the synovial membrane in his left elbow. When healthy, the 26-year-old is expected to pursue a fight with Aljamain Sterling for an interim UFC bantamweight title this year. Champion Henry Cejudo (shoulder) recently underwent surgery as well and is out through December.
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Shows off next level striking
June 8, 2019
Yan defeated Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
Yan got it done in this fight, but Rivera did not make it easier for him. Both fighters got busy with their striking and had their moments. However, Yan came close to finishing the fight at the end of both the first and second rounds. He would catch Rivera stuck along the cage and go broke. Yan scored a knockdown in both of those rounds, and Rivera seemed saved by the bell. Yan's striking is some of the best in the sport, and he is certainly a contender in this division.
Next fight on tap
April 5, 2019
Yan will face Jimmie Rivera in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 238 in Chicago on June 8, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Yan will be riding the momentum of four consecutive wins since joining the UFC back in the summer of 2018. A win over Rivera should seemingly lead to a much bigger fight for the 26-year-old Russian, who is highly regarded as a top prospect with future title potential. Yan will enter the cage three inches taller, but concede a one-inch reach advantage to Rivera. He's been a fantasy-friendly fighter to date due to his high striking volume (6.46 significant strikes landed per minute), but Rivera will be Yan's toughest test to date.
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.
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.