Petr Yan

Birth Day February 11th, 1993
Birth Place Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai
Age 30 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

About Petr Yan

Petr Yan is a successful mixed martial artist from Russia, who holds the distinction of being a former UFC Bantamweight Champion. He also previously fought in the Absolute Championship Berkut where he was the ACB Bantamweight Champion. Currently, he competes in the UFC Bantamweight division and is ranked #4 in the division as of March 13, 2023. He has had a successful career in MMA with a record of 16 wins and 5 losses. His notable wins include victories over fighters such as José Aldo, Jimmie Rivera, and Urijah Faber. Yan is known for his striking abilities and has won several fights by knockout. With his impressive record, he is considered one of the top fighters in the UFC Bantamweight division. 

Petr Yan Early Life & Family Background

Petr Yan was born on February 11, 1993, in Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. Petr Evgenyevich Yan is the birth name of this fighter. He is currently 30 years old as of 2023. He comes from a mixed ethnic background, with a father of mixed Chinese-Georgian descent and a Russian mother. However, he has not shared many details about his family, except that he has an older brother. He holds Russian nationality and is proud of his roots. 

As a child, Yan had a fascination for martial arts and began training in ITF Taekwon-do in the sixth grade. However, he had a tendency to get into fights, both on the streets and at school, which led his family to move frequently. He eventually switched to boxing and trained in the sport for eight years, earning the rank of Master of Sport in Boxing in the 64 kg weight category. He continued to pursue his passion for sports by attending Siberian Federal University, where he graduated with a degree in Physical Culture and Sport. 

Petr Yan's Fighting Career

  • Petr Yan's MMA journey began in December 2014, when he made his debut against Murad Bakiev and secured a victory. 
  • In the year 2015, he signed a contract with the Russian promotion Absolute Championship Berkut. He quickly gained attention for his impressive fighting skills and relentless attitude. 
  • His career started to take off after he fought against Renato Velame, a Brazilian fighter and won the fight. 
  • Then, he continued to prove himself as a rising star in the sport in his third fight against Kharon Orzumiev, whom he defeated in just 47 seconds with a first-round submission.
  • His success continued in his next fight against Artur Mirzakhanyan at Professional Fight Night 10: Russia Cup, where he knocked out his opponent in the first round. 
  • In 2015, he won his fight against Murad Kalamov by unanimous decision. However, he faced his first professional loss against Magomed Magomedov in 2016 at ACB 32. 
  • He then won his next two fights against Ed Arthur and Magomedov at ACB 41 and ACB 57 respectively. He successfully defended his bantamweight title by third-round knockout against Matheus Mattos at ACB: 71 in September 2017.
  • Petr Yan then signed with the UFC in January 2018 and won his debut fight against Teruto Ishihara in June 2018. 
  • He won his next three fights against Jin Soo Son, Douglas Silva de Andrade, and John Dodson. 
  • After then, he signed a new six-fight contract with the UFC after his win against Dodson. 
  • Next, he defeated Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision in June 2019 but had to undergo surgery for synovitis in his left elbow later that year. 
  • He returned to the octagon in December 2019 and defeated Urijah Faber via knockout in the third round at UFC 245.
  • He won the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship by defeating José Aldo on 12 July 2020 at UFC 251. However, he lost the title in his next fight against Aljamain Sterling on 6 March 2021 due to an illegal knee resulting in disqualification in the fourth round.
  • He won his next fight against Cory Sandhagen but lost to Aljamain Sterling in a rematch on 9th April 2022 via a split decision. 
  • In his most recent fight on 22nd October 2022 at UFC 280, he faced Sean O'Malley and lost the bout via a controversial split decision. Despite this loss, many experts felt that Yan had done enough to win the fight, with 26 out of 26 media scores favoring him. 
  • Nonetheless, he remains one of the top contenders in the bantamweight division of the UFC.
  • Yan faced Merab Dvalishvili on March 11, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. 
  • His MMA record shows that he has won 16 out of 21 fights he has fought so far.

Petr Yan Awards and Achievements

Mixed martial arts

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • UFC Bantamweight Championship (One time) 
  • Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship (One time) 
  • Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Jin Soo Son, Cory Sandhagen, and Sean O'Malley 
  • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Urijah Faber 
  • Tied for second longest win streak in UFC Bantamweight division history (7) 
  • Tied (Marlon Vera) for most knockdowns in UFC Bantamweight division history (10)

  • Fan Bonus of the Night vs. Aljamain Sterling 

Absolute Championship Berkut

  • ACB Bantamweight Championship (One time)
  • ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix 2015 Champion

  • 2018 European Newcomer of the Year 

Petr Yan Net Worth

Petr Yan's successful career as a professional mixed martial artist has contributed significantly to his net worth. As of 2023, Yan's net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. His earnings from his UFC career alone have amounted to $1,303,500. His championship bout against Cory Sandhagen earned him a whopping $282,000. He also earned around $79,500 from his fight against Jin Soo Son in September 2018, which includes a Fight of the Night bonus and other incentives. His highest payday came at UFC 273, where he faced off against Aljamain Sterling. The Russian fighter made an astounding $1,152,000, including a $500,000 show money payout, which is a testament to his popularity and talent in the sport. His annual salary is now in the thousands of dollars, and he has an endorsement deal with Gorilla Energy Drink. In addition, he is sponsored by Paribet, as seen on his social media accounts. With his significant earnings, he is living a lavish lifestyle. His main source of wealth comes from his successful career as a fighter. His dedication to his craft has not only brought him financial success but also made him one of the most promising and respected fighters in the UFC. As he continues to compete at the highest level, it is expected that Yan's net worth will continue to grow in the near future. 

Petr Yan Wife and Children

Petr Yan is not only successful in his professional life but also in his personal life. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Julia Yan. The couple is blessed with two adorable sons, Daniil and Konstantin. Daniil, their first son, was born in 2016 and has already started training in martial arts under the guidance of his father. Yan is a proud father who loves spending time with his family, whether it's at home or outside. The birth of their second son Konstantin in 2020 has brought even more joy and happiness to their family. While Petr Yan is a private person, he has never shied away from sharing his love and affection for his family. Despite his busy schedule as a professional fighter, he always makes time for his wife and children. Yan's sexual orientation is straight, and he has never been involved in any rumors or controversies related to his personal life. 

Petr Yan Height & Weight

Petr Yan, the UFC bantamweight fighter, is a stunning man with an athletic physique. He stands tall at 5 ft 7 in or 1.70 m and has a weight of 61 KG or 135 lbs. He follows a strict diet plan to maintain his weight and optimize his performance in the ring. Yan's light brown hair and eyes complement his good looks. He sports a short beard that adds to his rugged charm. In addition to his aesthetic appeal, he is known for his dedication to fitness. As a professional fighter, he takes great care to maintain his body through frequent exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Yan's commitment to his craft has resulted in several notable victories against some of the toughest opponents in the sport. His physicality, combined with his impressive fighting skills, makes him a formidable force in the UFC. With his impressive physique and mental toughness, Yan has become an inspiration for aspiring fighters and fitness enthusiasts around the world. 

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