Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Yan vs Vera?
Petr Yan could potentially square off against Marlon Vera, in Spring 2024.
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, 5 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 21 wins, 8 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 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a massive advantage over Yan, boosting at 38% submission rate over Yan's 6%.
Petr Yan is the same age as Marlon Vera, at 30 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 9 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 7 less professional rounds, 69 to Vera's 76.
Yan vs Vera form
Petr Yan has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.
Before that, he had won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
He had been beaten by 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.
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Before 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.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Petr Yan.
Petr Yan last fought 6 months and 19 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 1 month and 11 days ago.
Yan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 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, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Yan vs Vera?
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