Petr Yan

Petr Yan

Full NamePetr Evgenyevich Yan

BornFebruary 11, 1993

Height5 ft 7 1⁄2 in



Petr "No Mercy" Yan is the current UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 16-wins and 2-losses. Petr is ranked #11 in the UFC Men's pound-for-pound rankings. Yan also holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Petr Yan UFC
  3. Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling
  4. Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen
  5. Petr Yan Career Stats
  6. Petr Yan Last Fight
  7. Petr Yan Record

Petr Yan v Urijah Faber

Early Life and Career

Petr Yan started his combat sports journey in grade six when he started training in Taekwon-do before transitioning into boxing. He achieved the Master of Sport rank in boxing before transitioning into MMA.

Yan made his MMA debut in 2013 at the Irkutsk Pankration Sports center: Baikal Storm 2013 against Murad Bakiev. Yan won the fight in the 3rd round via KO(punch), following which he signed with ACB(Absolute Championship Berkut).

Petr made his ACB debut by joining the ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix. Yan defeated Renato Velame in the Quarterfinals and then defeated Kharon Orzumiev to enter the Grand Prix final against Murad Kalamov. Petr defeated Kalamov via unanimous decision to win the Grand Prix and get a title shot for the vacant ACB Bantamweight Championship against Magomed Magomedov at ACB 32.

Petr lost the fight via a close split decision. He bounced back from the loss by defeating Ed Arthur via unanimous decision to get a rematch against Magomedov for the ACB Bantamweight Championship at AFC 57.

This time, Yan defeated Magomedov via unanimous decision to become the ACB Bantamweight Champion and then defended the title against Matheus Mattos via third-round TKO(punches).

Yan left the promotion after the fight to join the UFC in 2018.

Petr Yan UFC

Petr Yan made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards against Teruto Ishihara. Yan defeated Ishihara in the first round via KO(punches). After the victory, Yan went on a 3-fight win streak before fighting Urijah Faber at UFC 245. Petr outclassed Faber and KO'ed him in the third round via head kick to earn his first Performance Of The Night bonus in the country.

Petr next fought Jose Aldo for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 251 after Henry Cejudo announced his retirement from the sport.

Yan dominated Aldo in the fight and TKO'ed him in the fifth round via punches to become the UFC Bantamweight Champion. He then made his first title defense at UFC 259 against Aljamain Sterling. Yan dominated Aljamain in the striking and grappling department. It looked like Yan would have an easy fight but, he landed an illegal knee on Aljamain when he was grounded.

Sterling was unable to compete after the illegal knee and refused to continue the fight. Due to this, he was declared the fight winner via DQ and became the new UFC Bantamweight Champion. Petr Yan became the first fighter in UFC history to lose his title because of DQ.

Petr bounced back from the title loss and fought Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 for the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship. Yan won the back-and-forth via unanimous decision and became the Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion.

Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling

Petr Yan fought Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. Petr remained patient in the first round as Sterling started outworking him and landed some kicks. However, Yan caught Sterling's kick and dropped him on the ground, and connected with some kicks on the leg before Sterling got back to the feet.

Sterling bounced back in the round with a flying knee right to the side of Yan's head. He then took down Yan to land some ground-and-pound. The momentum shifted when Yan connected with a strong right in the first round and dropped Sterling.

Yan started gaining an edge in the second round as he began landing some combos and countering Aljamain's Sterling. In round three, Yan gained the upper hand in the fight as he started picking apart Sterling in the striking and grappling department. Petr looked dominant in the fight until Yan struck an illegal knee on Sterling. Following this, Aljamain was unable to resume fighting after the knee. Due to this, the fight ended and, Aljamain Sterling was declared the winner by DQ and the new UFC Bantamweight Champion.

UFC 259: Yan v Sterling

Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen

Petr Yan fought Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 for the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship. Petr started patiently in the fight and looked to counter and absorb Sandhagen's initial aggression in the first round. Yan began to fire up in the second round as he and Cory exchanged strikes throughout the entire second round.

Yan started to dominate the fight in the third round as he started landing his boxing combos and dropped Sandhagen with a clean spinning back fist. Yan continued his third-round dominance in the fourth round and completely nullified Sandhagen's aggression. The fifth round was competitive as Sandhagen tried making a comeback with his aggression. However, Petr matched Cory on the aggression level and connected with a head kick in the last seconds of the fight.

Yan won the fight via unanimous decision to become the UFC interim Bantamweight Champion.

credit: MMA Fighting

Petr Yan Career Stats

Current Status:

Petr Yan's current record stands at 16-3.



Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 7

Wins by Submission:

  1. 1

Wins by Decision:

  1. 8

Current Titles:

  1. UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship


  1. 67 in (170cm)


  1. 135 lb / 61 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Bantamweight

Petr Yan Last Fight

Petr Yan's last fight was against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship. Yan won the fight via Unanimous Decision to become the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship.

Petr Yan Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Petr Yan:

Loss16-3Aljamain SterlingDecision (Split)UFC 27309/04/2022
Win16-2Cory SandhagenDecision (Unanimous)UFC 26730/10/2021
Loss15-2Aljamain SterlingDisqualification (Illegal Knee)UFC 25906/03/2021
Win15-1Jose AldoTKO (Punches)UFC 25107/07/2020
Win14-1Urijah FaberKO (Head Kick)UFC 24514/12/2019
Win13-1Jimmie RiveraDecision (Unanimous)UFC 23808/06/2019
Win12-1John DodsonDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night 145: Blachowicz vs. Santos23/02/2018
Win11-1Douglas Silva de AndradeTKO (Corner Stoppage)UFC 23229/12/2018
Win10-1Jin Soo SonDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night 136: Hunt vs. Oleynik15/09/2018
Win9-1Teruto IshiharaTKO (Punches)UFC Fight Night 132 - Cerrone vs. Edwards23/06/2018
Win8-1Matheus MattosKO (Punches)ACB 7130/09/2017
Win7-1Magomed MagomedovDecision (Unanimous)ACB 5715/04/2017
Win6-1Ed ArthurDecision (Unanimous)ACB 4115/07/2016
Loss5-1Magomed MagomedovDecision (Split)ACB 3226/03/2016
Win5-0Murad KalamovDecision (Unanimous)ACB 2424/10/2015
Win4-0Artur MirzakhanyanTKO (Punches)Professional Combat Sambo - Russia Cup05/07/2015
Win3-0Haron OrzumievSubmission (Guillotine Choke)ACB 1930/05/2015
Win2-0Renato VelameDecision (Unanimous)ACB 1428/02/2015
Win1-0Murad BakievKO (Punch)Irkutsk Pankration Sports center - Baikal Storm 2013 Irkutsk VS Omsk29/03/2013

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