Petr Yan Biography
Petr Yan Biography – Petr Evgenyevich Yan (born February 11, 1993) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) bantamweight division, where he is the current Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion. Yan formerly competed in the Absolute Championship Berkut organization, where he won the ACB Bantamweight Championship. He is currently ranked #13 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of May 17, 2021.
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1993|
|Age||28 years (2021)|
|Net worth||$2 million|
Petr Yan Background
Petr Yan Background – Yan was born to a Russian mother and a father of mixed Chinese-Russian ancestry. Yan began training in ITF Taekwon-do in sixth grade, and he frequently fought on the streets and at his local school, so his family relocated frequently to attempt to prevent this. Yan’s older brother had trained in boxing in the Krasnoyarsk Krai city of Dudinka, and Petr wanted to learn as well. His elder brother, however, first refused to accompany Petr, so Petr decided to sneak behind his brother’s back and accompany him to study the sport of boxing. Petr continued to train in boxing for the next eight years, eventually earning the title of Master of Sport in Boxing in the 64 kg weight category.
Petr Yan Education
Petr Yan Education – Petr Yan earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Culture and Sport from the Siberian Federal University in Omsk.
Petr Yan Career
Petr Yan Career – Yan made his MMA debut in December 2014 at the Eurasian Fighting Championship – Baikal Fight. He defeated Murad Bakiev, who was also a debutant, in the third round by knockout. Yan inked a deal with Absolute Championship Berkut, a Russian organization, in 2015.
He was believed to have garnered a large following during his debut with the organization, in which he faced Brazilian fighter Renato Velame, who had previously fought 26 times in his MMA career at the time. Yan, on the other hand, won this battle by decision. Yan faced and defeated Kharon Orzumiev by first-round submission in just 47 seconds in his third fight. Yan knocked out Artur Mirzakhanyan in the first round of his next fight, which took place at Professional Fight Night 10: Russia Cup.
Yan met Murad Kalamov on October 24, 2015, and won the bout by unanimous decision. Yan was given the option to fight Magomed Magomedov for the bantamweight title belt after his victory.
Yan fought Magomed Magomedov at ACB 32 in Moscow on March 26, 2016.
Yan inked a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in January 2018 after his first championship defense.
Yan made his official debut against Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night 132 on June 23, 2018. He won the bout in the first round by technical knockout.
Yan was temporarily slated to fight top-14 UFC rankings Douglas Silva de Andrade at UFC Fight Night 136 on September 15, 2018. But, because to a foot ailment, Andrade withdrew from the fight on August 9, and was replaced by Jin Soo Son. Son was one pound over the non-title bantamweight fight limit of 136 pounds at weigh-ins, and he was fined 20% of his purse to Yan. Yan was declared the winner by a unanimous decision. He won the Fight of the Night award for this victory.
Yan and Douglas Silva de Andrade’s bantamweight bout has been rescheduled for UFC 232 on December 29th, 2018. After de Andrade’s team stopped the bout in round two, he won by technical knockout.
On June 8, 2019, Yan fought Jimmie Rivera at UFC 238.
He was declared the winner by a unanimous judgment.
Yan had to have surgery on his left elbow due to synovitis, according to reports from June 26.
Cejudo declared his retirement from mixed martial arts career after his championship defense against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, and he relinquished the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
On July 12, 2020, Yan will meet former WEC and UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title at UFC 251.
He won the bout in the fifth round by technical knockout.
Petr Yan Wife
Petr Yan Wife – Yan has two boys with his wife.
Petr Yan Net worth
Petr Yan Net worth – Petr Yan has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He is a Russian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) bantamweight division, where he is the current Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion.