Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Yan vs Vera?
Petr Yan could potentially square off against Marlon Vera, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Yan vs Vera stats
Petr Yan would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Marlon Vera would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Yan would have a slight advantage in power over Vera, with a 44% knock out percentage over Vera's 40%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a massive advantage over Yan, boosting at 40% submission rate over Yan's 6%.
Petr Yan is the same age as Marlon Vera, at 29 years old.
Vera has a height advantage of 1 inch over Yan. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Yan is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 9 months later than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 4 less professional rounds, 64 to Vera's 68.
Yan vs Vera form
Yan has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Sean O’Malley at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Before that, he had lost to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat 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.
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had defeated Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Petr Yan.
Petr Yan last fought 1 month and 7 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 3 months and 16 days ago.
Yan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Yan vs Vera?
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