Petr Yan entered this fight with a professional mma record of 13-1-0 (46% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Henry Cejudo). He suffered his only loss when he faced Magomed Magomedov in 2016 (via split decision), since then he has won eight consecutive bouts taking revenge on Magomedov in 2017 and defeating John Dodson (John Dodson vs Petr Yan) and Jimmie Rivera in 2019 (Petr Yan vs Jimmie Rivera).
His opponent, the 40-year-old Ufc Hall of Fame (14 years older than Yan) Urijah Faber, has an official record of 35-10-0 (77% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts in 2016, against Dominick Cruz (Cruz vs Faber 3) and Jimmie Rivera (Faber vs Rivera), but then he has defeated Brad Pickett (Urijah Faber vs Brad Pickett) and Ricky Simon (Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon). Yan vs Faber is on the undercard of Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington – UFC 245. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
Yan’s previous fight: Petr Yan vs Jimmie Rivera
Faber’s previous fight: Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon
Yan vs Faber Fight Video:
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