Petr Yan

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Petr Yan
Пётр Ян
BornPetr Evgenyevich Yan
(1993-02-11) February 11, 1993 (age 25)
Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia[1]
Other namesNo Mercy
ResidenceOmsk, Omsk Oblast, Russia
Height5 ft 7 12 in (1.71 m)[2]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Reach67 in (170 cm)
StyleBoxing, Wrestling
Fighting out ofOmsk, Omsk Oblast, Russia
TeamTiger Muay Thai (formally)
Storm Fight School (formally)
RankMaster of Sport in Boxing[3]
Master of Sport in Mixed Martial Arts[3]
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission1
By decision5
By decision1
Other information
UniversitySiberian Federal University
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Petr Evgenyevich Yan (Russian: Пётр Евгеньевич Ян; born 11 February 1993)[5] is a Russian professional mixed martial artist in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Yan formerly fought in Absolute Championship Berkut where he became the bantamweight champion and defended his belt before signing an offer with Ultimate Fighting Championships. As of January 2, 2019, he is #14 in official UFC bantamweight rankings.[6]

Early life[edit]

In sixth grade, Yan began training in taekwondo and often fought in the streets and at the school in his area, so his family often moved to try and prevent this. Yan's older brother trained in boxing in the city of Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai, and Petr wanted to learn how to box, too. But his elder brother initially refused to take Petr along with him, thus Petr decided to sneak and follow his brother to go to learn the sport of boxing. From then on, Petr went on to train in boxing for 8 years and achieved the rank of Master of Sport in Boxing in the 64 kg weight category.[3] Petr Yan also graduated from the Siberian Federal University in the city of Omsk with a degree in Physical Culture and Sport.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yan debuted in MMA at the Eurasian Fighting Championship - Baikal Fight in December 2014. He won via third-round knockout over Murad Bakiev, who was also a debutante. In 2015, Yan signed a contract with the Russian promotion Absolute Championship Berkut. He was said to have gained many fans after his debut with the promotion where he fought Brazilian fighter Renato Velame, who at the time, already had 26 fights in his MMA career. However, Yan won this fight by decision. In Yan's third fight, he fought and beat Kharon Orzumiev by first round submission in just 47 seconds. In his following fight, Yan knocked out Artur Mirzakhanyan in the first round which was held at Professional Fight Night 10: Russia Cup.[3]

Absolute Championship Berkut[edit]

On 24 October 2015, Yan faced Murad Kalamov and won the fight by unanimous decision. The win granted Yan the opportunity to fight Magomed Magomedov for the championship belt in the bantamweight division.[3]

Yan fought Magomed Magomedov on 26 March 2016 in Moscow at ACB 32: "The Battle of Lions". After going all five rounds, Magomedov won the fight by split decision and won the title at bantamweight; however, many felt that Yan had won the fight, including ACB president, Mairbek Khasiev who promised to book a rematch. Although Yan lost, this fight was voted as ACB's best fight of the year in 2016.[7]

Following his first professional loss, Yan returned to face English mixed martial artist Ed Arthur at ACB 41: Path to Triumph, in Sochi. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[8]

In spring 2017, Yan was scheduled to have a rematch with Magomedov on April 15 at ACB 57: Payback in Moscow. This time, Yan exacted revenge and defeated Magomedov by unanimous decision after fighting all five hard-fought rounds. He won the decision and ultimately, won the bantamweight title and was crowned champion.[9]

Following his win, Yan returned in September 2015 to fight Brazilian contender Matheus Mattos at ACB: 71 in Moscow. After winning the first two rounds, Yan caught Mattos with a left uppercut which caused Mattos to fall to his back, making the referee stop the fight. He successfully defended his bantamweight title by third-round knockout.[10]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Following his first title defense, Yan signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in January 2018.[11]

Yan made his promotional debut against Teruto Ishihara on June 23, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 132.[12] He won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.[13]

Yan was briefly scheduled to face Douglas Silva de Andrade on September 15, 2018 at the UFC Fight Night 136.[14] However, Andrade pulled out of the fight on August 9 citing a foot injury,[15] and he is replaced by Jin Soo Son.[16] At weight-ins, Son weighted one pound over bantamweight non-title fight limit of 136 and he was fined 20 percent of his purse to Yan.[17] Yan won the fight by unanimous decision.[18] This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.[19]

A bantamweight bout was rescheduled between Yan and Douglas Silva de Andrade for UFC 232 on December 29th, 2018.[20] He won the fight via technical knockout in round two after de Andrade's corner stopped the fight.[21]

Yan is expected to face John Dodson on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 145.[22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–1 Douglas Silva de Andrade TKO (corner stoppage) UFC 232 December 29, 2018 2 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 10–1 Jin Soo Son Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oliynyk September 15, 2018 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Catchweight (137 lbs) bout; Son missed weight. Fight of the Night.
Win 9–1 Teruto Ishihara KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards June 23, 2018 1 3:28 Kallang, Singapore
Win 8–1 Matheus Mattos TKO (punches) ACB 71: Moscow September 23, 2017 3 2:27 Moscow, Russia Defended the ACB Bantamweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Magomed Magomedov Decision (unanimous) ACB 57: Payback April 15, 2017 5 5:00 Moscow, Russia Won the ACB Bantamweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Ed Arthur Decision (unanimous) ACB 41: The Path of Triumph July 15, 2016 3 5:00 Sochi, Russia Fight of the Night.
Loss 5–1 Magomed Magomedov Decision (split) ACB 32: The Battle of Lions March 26, 2016 5 5:00 Moscow, Russia For the vacant ACB Bantamweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 5–0 Murad Kalamov Decision (unanimous) ACB 24: Grand Prix Berkut October 24, 2015 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Won the ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix. Performance of the Night.
Win 4–0 Artur Mirzakhanyan TKO (punches) Professional Fight Night 10: Russia Cup July 5, 2015 1 2:40 Omsk, Russia
Win 3–0 Kharon Orzumiev Submission (guillotine choke) ACB 19: Baltic Challenge 7 May 30, 2015 1 0:47 Kaliningrad, Russia ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Win 2–0 Renato Velame Decision (unanimous) ACB 14: Grand Prix Berkut 2015 February 28, 2015 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 1–0 Murad Bakiev KO (punch) Siberian League: Baikal Cup 2014 December 20, 2013 3 0:45 Irkutsk, Russia Bantamweight debut.


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Petr Yan UFC profile".
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  5. ^ Yan. "Petr Yan Biography". Fighttime. Fighttime. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  7. ^ Yan. "Petr Yan". bloodandsweat. bloodandsweat. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
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  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 132 results: Petr Yan streamrolls Teruto Ishihara for highlight-reel finish". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  14. ^ "Sources: Yan vs. de Andrade set for Moscow bout". Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-08-09). "Douglas Silva de Andrade injured, out of UFC Moscow fight with Petr Yan". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  16. ^ "Petr Yan meets replacement opponent Jin Soo Son at UFC Moscow". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 136 weigh-in results: Two miss, but headliners set". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  18. ^ "UFC Fight Night 136 results: Petr Yan's brilliant boxing slices up Jin Soo Son in 'Fight of Night' contender". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  19. ^ "UFC Fight Night 136 bonuses: Oleinik, Blachowicz among $50,000 winners". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  20. ^ "Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Petr Yan Rescheduled for UFC 232 on Dec. 29". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  21. ^ "UFC 232 results: Towel for Douglas Silva de Andrade after Petr Yan's beatdown". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-30. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  22. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2019-01-10). "Bantamweight fight between John Dodson & Petr Yan added to UFC Prague". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-01-10.
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