Adrian Yanez


Injury Nose
Est. Return 11/20/2021
Fighting Grant in November
September 17, 2021
Yanez (nose) is slated to fight Davey Grant on November 20, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Yanez was handed a six-month medical suspension after suffering damage to his nose during his win over Randy Costa in July. However, the UFC appears to have waived the suspension, as he's set to return to the octagon after a three-month absence.
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Facing six-month medical suspension
July 28, 2021
Yanez will be required to undergo a nasal bones X-Ray and will be required to sit six months or until he gains medical clearance if it comes back positive, Mike Heck of reports.
Despite nabbing the win over Randy Costa via TKO (punches) in the second round Saturday, Yanez may have taken some major damage himself that could require a lengthy stay on the sidelines. Should the suspension go the full length, Yanez would be looking at a late January return to the Octagon at the earliest.
Turns page to get second-round win
July 24, 2021
Yanez defeated Randy Costa via TKO (punches) at 2:11 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 27 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Yanez was caught by surprise by the kicks and piston-like jab of Costa, which turned his face into a mask of blood in Round 1. The 27-year-old made key adjustments at the opening bell of the second frame, namely pressuring and throwing his own jab to counteract the shot from his opponent. The combination of damage and fatigue saw Costa crumble after a couple of hard body shots to give Yanez his third consecutive stoppage win. Yanez has taken the bantamweight division by storm, stopping every UFC fighter in his path en route to a 14-3 record in professional MMA.
Set to face Costa
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.
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.
Potential layoff coming up
March 23, 2021
Yanez is facing a six-month suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission pending an X-ray on his right hand, reports.
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
March 20, 2021
Yanez defeated Gustavo Lopez via KO (punch) at 0:27 of Round 3 at UFC Vegas 22 on Saturday.
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.