Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Yan vs Aldo?
Petr Yan beat Jose Aldo by , during the main card of UFC 251, on Saturday 11th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Petr Yan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the UFC bantamweight championship.
Yan vs Aldo stats
Petr Yan stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jose Aldo made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Aldo had advantage in power over Yan, with a 61% knock out percentage over Yan's 43%.
Petr Yan was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Aldo had 3-inch reach advantage.
Yan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 year and 7 months later than Aldo, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 41 less professional rounds, 61 to Aldo's 102.
Yan vs Aldo form
Jose Aldo had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza.
Before that, he had beat Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
He had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
Yan's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.