Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Yan vs Sandhagen?
Petr Yan beat Cory Sandhagen by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 267, on Saturday 30th October 2021.
The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 49-46 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).
Yan vs Sandhagen stats
Petr Yan stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Cory Sandhagen made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Yan had a slight advantage in power over Sandhagen, with a 47% knock out percentage over Sandhagen's 43%.
Petr Yan was the younger man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Sandhagen had a height advantage of 4 inches over Yan. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Yan was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Sandhagen, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 61 to Sandhagen's 41.
Yan vs Sandhagen form
Yan had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Urijah Faber at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Jimmie Rivera at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
He had won against John Dodson at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
Sandhagen had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to T. J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had been beaten by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against John Lineker at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Cory Sandhagen had been fighting more than Petr Yan.
Going to this contest, Petr Yan had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 18 days ago, while Cory Sandhagen's last outing had been 11 months ago.
Yan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Sandhagen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.