Petr Yan is a Russian professional MMA Fighter who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the former UFC Bantamweight Champion. On March 6, 2021, at UFC 259, Yan lost his title by disqualification as he hit Aljamain Sterling with an intentional illegal knee. Yan is currently ranked one on UFC Bantamweight and ninth on the UFC MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND rankings. His MMA record is 16-2-0.
On July 12, 2020, at UFC 251, Yan faced Jose Aldo for the vacant UFC Bantamweight championship title. Yan dominated the fight and won the fight via technical knockout in the fifth round.
At the press conference held on April 8, for UFC 273, Yan was an absolute fan favorite. Yan is a tough fighter and UFC fans believe that Yan will take his title back.
So, if you like Petr Yan and want to learn more about him, please read the article below. As a result, let us start right away with quick facts.
Petr Yan: Quick Facts
|Full name||Petr Yan|
|Date of birth||11-February-1993|
|Father’s name||Under Review|
|Mother’s name||Under Review|
|Height||5.7 feet (1.70 m)|
|Weight||61 Kg (135 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Under Review|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Hair color||Light Brown|
|Shoe size||Under Review|
|Children name||Daniil Yan and Konstantin Yan|
|Net worth||$1-$2 million|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Social media presence||Instagram and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Salary and Bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise|
|Last Updated||April 2022|
MMA fighter Petr Yan was born on February 11 1993 in Dudinka, Russia. His father was of mixed Chinese-Russian descent and has a Russian mother. Some reports suggested that Yan had 7 siblings. However, more info about his parents and siblings will be updated.
He began training in ITF Taekwon-do in the sixth grade. He would be involved in street fights and at his school during his childhood. So, to prevent Yan from any harm, his family would often move to prevent his fighting. His older brother trained in boxing in their hometown. Yan wanted to join and train with his brother. However, his brother refused. So, Yan would sneak into the training area to learn boxing.
Later, Yan trained in boxing for 8 years . Yan achieved the rank of Master of Sport in Boxing under category of 64 kg.
Yan had difficulty at his school as he was involved in numerous street fights. He had his primary level school in his hometown. YAn graduated from the Siberian Federal University in Omsk with a degree in Physics Culture and Sport.
He was never distracted from his studies, despite his problems in his schools.
Petr Yan Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement
MMA fighter Yan was born on February 11 1993 and is currently 29 years old. Yan is 5 feet 7 inches tall or 170 cm tall and weighs around 61 kg or 135 lbs. Yan’s body measurements and his shoe size are under review and will be updated as soon as possible. His hair is light brown, and his eyes are brown. Yan’s zodiac sign is Aquarius.
He has a strong mindset and has fought world-class fighters but has lost only twice in his MMA career. The second loss came at the UFC Bantamweight title fight against Aljamain Sterling.
- In December 2014, Yan debuted in MMA at the Eurasian Fighting Championship and won via third-round knockout over Murad Bakiev.
- Yan signed a contract with a Russian fighting promotion Absolute Championship Berkut. He fought Brazilian fighter Renato Velame and won the fight by decision.
- In his third fight, he fought Kharon Orzumiev won the fight in first-round submission.
- His next fight was at Professional Fight Night 10: Russia Cup, where he knocked out Artur Mirzakhanyan in the first round.
- Yan faced Murad Kalamov on October 24 2015 and won the fight by unanimous decision.
- On March 26 2016, he had a controversial split decision loss in the Bantamweight title fight against Magomed Magomedov. Many felt Yan won the fight, and the fight was voted as ACB’s best fight of the year in 2016.
- At ACB 41: Path to Triumph held in Sochi, Yan faced Ed Arthur and won the fight by unanimous decision.
- On April 15, 2017, Yan had a title rematch against Magomedov. MMA fighter Yan won the fight via unanimous decision and was crowned the ACB bantamweight champion.
- He defended his Bantamweight title against Matheus Mattos at ACB: 71 in Moscow by technical knockout in the third round.
- In January 2018, Yan signed a contract with UFC.
- On 23rd June, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 132, Yan made his UFC debut against Jin Soo Son. MMA fighter Yan won the fight via unanimous decision and this fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
- His fight against Douglas Silva de Andrade, originally set for UFC Fight Night 132, came at UFC 232. He won the fight via technical knockout.
- On January 10, 2019, it was revealed that Yan signed a new, four-fight contract with the UFC.
- On February 23, 2019, he faced John Dodson t UFC Fight Night 145. Yan won the fight via unanimous decision.
- Petr signed a new six-fight contract offered to him immediately after his win against Dodson.
- On June 8, 2019, he faced Jimmie Rivera at UFC 238 and won the fight via unanimous decision.
- At UFC 245 on December 14, 2019, Yan faced Urijah Faber. Yan dominated Faber throughout the fight and won the fight via knockout in the third round. This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.
- On July 12, 2020, Yan faced former WEC and UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo for the vacant UFC Bantamweight title at UFC 251. Yan won the fight via technical knockout in the fifth round.
- On March 6, 2021, at UFC 259, Yan lost his title by disqualification as he hit Aljamain Sterling with an intentional illegal knee.
- Yan and Sterling will have a rematch on April 9, 2022, at UFC 273.
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya was a mixed martial arts event held on March 6, 2021, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, United States.
The event featured a UFC Bantamweight Championship fight between current champion Aljamain Sterling (20-3-0) and former champion Petr Yan (16-2-0). This was a one-way fight and Yan was destroying Sterling in every aspect until Yan got disqualified. Yan hit Sterling with an intentional illegal knee in the fourth round which cost him his title.
On October 30, 2021, at UFC 267, they were set for a rematch. However, on September 25, Sterling withdrew from the contest due to injury. So, an Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship was held between Cory Sandhagen and Petr Yan. On April 9 at UFC 273, Sterling and Yan are set to fight for a title unification rematch. This will be an exciting fight as fans think Yan will destroy Sterling in the rematch.
Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen
Yan and Sandhagen met each other at UFC 267 for the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship, which was held on October 30, 2021, as a co-main event of the card with the main event being Blachowicz vs Teixeira.
He dominated the fight and became Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion by unanimous decision. Petr got 49-46 scores from all three judges.
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo
UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal was a mixed martial arts event held on July 12, 2020, at the du Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The event featured a vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship fight between former champion Petr Yan and former UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. This was a one-way fight and Yan was destroying Aldo in every aspect. Yan finished the fight via technical knockout in the fifth round.
Who is Petr Yan Wife?
Petr Yan married his love, Yulia Yan, a few years back. Yan doesn’t share much about his personal life to protect his family. It is not known when the couple met for the first time.
As of 2022, Petr and Yulia have two kids. Daniil Yan was their first son born on July 29, 2016. Later on June 22, 2020, their second son, Konstantin Yan was born. His family stays together and Yan has provided healthy and secure life for his family. Images of his family can be found on Yan’s Instagram.
Petr Yan Net Worth
Yan’s net worth is estimated to be $1-$2 million as 2022. Yan earned $482,000 for his interim title fight with Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267. His highest-earning came from UFC 259, where he fought Aljamain Sterling. His base salary is around $300,000-$500,000. After bonuses and sponsorships he earns about $500,000- $700,000 a fight.
Yan makes most of his money not just from fighting in the Octagon, but also through lucrative sponsorship deals and advertisements.
His current form is really good and looks like he will be UFC bantamweight champion again. His salaries will grow in the future and will most likely have more sponsorship.
Petr Yan Social Media
Instagram: 1.4m followers
Twitter: 213.9k followers