Russian mixed martial artist Petr Evgenyevich Yan competes professionally. He used to hold the title of UFC Bantamweight Champion and presently competes in the Bantamweight division of the organization. Yan, a former ACB Bantamweight Champion, previously competed in Absolute Championship Berkut. He is currently ranked first in the UFC bantamweight rankings and fourteen in the men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of 2022.
Petr Yan Biography, Net Worth
|Net Worth $2 million|
|Full Name Petr Evgenyevich Yan|
|Birth Date February 11, 1993|
|Age 29 Years|
|Birthplace Dudinka, Russia|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Wife Julia Yan|
Petr Yan Early Life
Yan was born on 11 February 1993 to a Russian mother and a Chinese-Russian father. Yan started learning ITF Taekwon-do in the sixth grade, and his family frequently relocated to try and stop the fights that frequently broke out in the neighborhood’s streets and schools. In the Krasnoyarsk Krai city of Dudinka, Yan’s older brother had boxing training, and Petr was interested in learning the sport as well. After that, Petr continued his boxing training for an additional eight years, rising to the level of Master of Sport in the 64 kg weight division. Petr Yan also earned a degree in physical culture and sport from the Siberian Federal University in Omsk.
Petr Yan Early Career
In December 2014, Yan made his MMA debut at the Eurasian Fighting Championship – Baikal Fight. Murad Bakiev, a newcomer, was defeated by him in the third round via knockout. Yan entered into a contract with the Russian organization Absolute Championship Berkut in 2015. In his third bout, Yan defeated Kharon Orzumiev in just 47 seconds by first-round submission.
Petr Yan Success
In January 2018, Yan committed to a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On June 23, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 132, Yan faced off against Teruto Ishihara in his first promotional match. In the first round, he obtained a technical knockout victory. On July 12, 2020, at UFC 251, Yan competed against José Aldo, a former WEC and UFC featherweight champion, for the vacant championship. In the fifth round, he was declared the winner via technical knockout.
At UFC 272, on March 5, 2022, a title unification match with Aljamain Sterling was set, but it was revealed that the contest had been postponed and will now occur on April 9 at UFC 273. Yan was defeated by a split decision. He placed third in the “Fan Bonus of the Night” competition thanks to the fight as well. On October 22, 2022, Yan will compete against Sean O’Malley at UFC 280.
Petr Yan Wife
Yan is married to his high school girlfriend Julian Yan and the couple is blessed with town beautiful sons, Daniil and Konstantin.
Petr Yan Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Petr Yan is $2 million as of 2022. According to an estimate, Petr Yan has made $1,303,500 from his time competing in the UFC. For his title match against Cory Sandhagen, he received $282,000. Gorilla Energy Drink has a sponsorship contract with Petr Yan and per his social media profiles, Paribet also sponsors him.
Petr Yan Height and Weight
|Hair Color||Light Brown|