Adrian Yanez

USA

Set to face Costa
BantamweightUFC
April 27, 2021
Yanez (hand) will face Randy Costa in a bantamweight fight at the UFC's July 24 event, , Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Yanez suffered a hand injury during his March 20 victory over Gustavo Lopez and was handed a six-month medical suspension. Fortunately for Yanez, he appears to have received full medical clearance from a doctor a month later, allowing him to return to the Octagon earlier than anticipated. Yanez enters the fight sporting a clean 3-0 record since making his UFC debut, but he'll face a tough test in Costa, who has bounced back from a debut loss to Brandon Davis with knockout and technical-knockout wins. Yanez yields two inches of height and three inches of reach to his upcoming opponent.
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Potential layoff coming up
BantamweightUFC
March 23, 2021
Yanez is facing a six-month suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission pending an X-ray on his right hand, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Yanez picked up his third consecutive UFC victory and second consecutive Performance of the Night bonus at UFC Vegas 22 on Saturday. He didn't come away completely unscathed, however, and will need medical clearance if he wishes to compete again prior to mid-September.
Knocks out Gustavo Lopez
BantamweightUFC
March 20, 2021
Yanez defeated Gustavo Lopez via KO (punch) at 0:27 of Round 3 at UFC Vegas 22 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The two combatants felt one another out for the first half of Round 1. However, Yanez takes the end of the round by hurting Lopez with some sharp straight punches. Yanez has more success in Round 2, landing power counters which hurt Lopez. Within the first few exchanges of Round 3, Yanez hurts Lopez with a big punch and knocks Lopez out cold. Yanez controlled the fight from start to finish as he proved to be the superior striker in the standup affair. He'll go home with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.
Set to face Lopez on March 20
BantamweightUFC
December 7, 2020
Yanez will face Gustavo Lopez in a bantamweight matchup at the UFC event scheduled for March 20, MMA Island reports.
ANALYSIS
Yanez will make his second appearance in an UFC event when he takes on Lopez. Yanez is coming off a victory against Victor Rodriguez via KO (head kick) at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Halloween, while Lopez is also coming off a win over Anthony Birchak via submission at UFC on ESPN+ 40 in Las Vegas on Nov. 7. The 5-foot-7 American currently holds a 12-3-0 MMA fighting record.
Flawless performance in UFC debut
BantamweightUFC
October 31, 2020
Yanez defeated Victor Rodriguez via KO (head kick) at 2:46 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Yanez was getting a ton of hype following his 39-second knockout win on Dana White's Contender Series this past August, and he appeared up to the task in his first official UFC bout. Of course, he was facing a late-notice opponent, and that must be taken into consideration, but the 26-year-old Texan looked calm and composed inside the Octagon, in addition to displaying fight-ending power. Yanez is now 7-1 in his past eight fights dating back to November 2017, with his only loss during that span coming via split decision to Miles Johns, who also won earlier Saturday. He'll take home one of four $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses here, representing his first post-fight bonus while under the UFC banner.
Will still fight Oct. 31
BantamweightUFC
October 20, 2020
Yanez will now take on Victor Rodriguez at the UFC event on Oct. 31 in Las Vegas, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Yanez didn't have to wait long to find his new opponent after Aaron Phillips was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. This will be the bantamweight fighter's UFC debut, but he carries an 11-3 career record.