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#1 Bantamweight Division

#13 PFP


"No Mercy"

Petr Yan

Bantamweight Division

16-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Petr Yan

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Learn more about Petr Yan's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Trains at
Team Yan
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 23, 2018
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2014
  • Seven wins by KO, one by submission (guillotine)
  • Three first round finishes
  • Has won 11 of his last 13
  • Avenged split decision loss to Magomed Magomedov in 2016 with a 2017 unanimous decision win


UFC History
UFC 273
(4/9/22) Yan lost a five round split decision to Aljamain Sterling in a title unification bout for the bantamweight championship 
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Yan won a five round unanimous decision over Cory Sandhagen to win the interim UFC bantamweight title
UFC 259 (3/6/20) Yan lost the UFC bantamweight title to Aljamain Sterling by disqualification (illegal knee)
UFC 251 (7/12/20) Yan stopped Jose Aldo via strikes at 3:24 of the fifth round to win the vacant UFC bantamweight title
UFC 245 (12/14/19) Yan knocked out Urijah Faber at :43 of the third round
UFC 238 (6/8/19) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Jimmie Rivera
UFC Fight Night (2/23/19) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over John Dodson
UFC 232 (12/29/18) Yan scored a TKO (corner stoppage) over Douglas Silva de Andrade at 5:00 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/15/18) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Jin Soo Son
UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Yan stopped Teruto Ishihara at 3:28 of the first round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training boxing when I was 13 years old. After seven years, I started training MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? Interim UFC bantamweight champion, former UFC bantamweight champion, ACB bantamweight ​world c​hampion
Do you have any heroes? I liked to watch Mike Tyson, Kostya Tszyu and Muhammad Ali fights and I looked up to them.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? UFC is the pinnacle of this sport. For me, it's similar to going to the Olympics. That's why I’m really happy I joined UFC and now I need to showcase myself there.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the athletic institute. I was studying there for five years and I specialized in being a boxing trainer for youth.
What was your job before you started fighting? I had part-time security jobs.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Winner of youth regional championships in Russia
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Master of Sport in Boxing, BJJ blue belt.
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes
Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut