Petr Yan Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Petr Yan :

NamePetr Evgenyevich Yan
NickNamePetr Yan
Date of Birth11 February 1993
Age (2024)31 Years
HomeTownDudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai
Height5ft 5in
Weight61 KG
ProfessionProfessional Mixed martial artist
SpouseJulia Yan
Childrens Daniil
Net Worth10-15 Million Dollars

Who is Petr Yan ?

Petr Evgenyevich Yan(Petr Yan), widely recognized by his Russian name Пётр Евге́ньевич Я́н, born on February 11, 1993, is a prominent Russian mixed martial artist who has left an indelible mark on the world of combat sports. Currently competing in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Yan has solidified his position as one of the elite fighters in the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA). His journey from the streets of Omsk, Russia, to becoming a former UFC Bantamweight Champion is a testament to his dedication, skill, and relentless pursuit of excellence.

Petr Yan
Petr Yan

Petr Yan’s early life was marked by his diverse heritage, being born to a father of mixed Chinese-Georgian descent and a Russian mother. Despite facing challenges in his youth, including frequent moves to prevent street altercations, Yan found solace and purpose in the world of combat sports. His initial foray into martial arts began in the sixth grade with ITF Taekwondo, later transitioning to boxing, where he earned the rank of Master of Sport in Boxing in the 64 kg weight category. Yan’s academic pursuits led him to graduate from the Siberian Federal University in Omsk, specializing in Physical Culture and Sport.

Facts about Petr Yan :

  • Petr Yan is a Russian professional mixed martial artist (MMA) born on February 11, 1993.
  • He currently competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • Yan is a former UFC Bantamweight Champion.
  • Before the UFC, he fought in Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB), where he was also a Bantamweight Champion.
  • As of February 20, 2024, he ranks #4 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.
  • His father is of mixed Chinese-Georgian descent, and his mother is Russian.
Petr Yan
Petr Yan
  • Due to frequent street fights, Yan’s family moved around a lot during his childhood.
  • He started training in ITF Taekwondo in sixth grade.
  • Inspired by his brother, Yan took up boxing at 14 and achieved the rank of Master of Sport in Boxing.
  • He graduated from the Siberian Federal University with a degree in Physical Culture and Sport.
  • Yan made his professional MMA debut in December 2014, winning by knockout.
  • He gained recognition after defeating a more experienced opponent in his ACB debut.
  • In 2016, he lost his first professional fight in a split decision many believed he won.
  • Yan bounced back, winning his next fight and eventually claiming the ACB Bantamweight Championship in 2017.
  • He successfully defended his title once before signing with the UFC in 2018.
  • Yan won his UFC debut via technical knockout in the first round.
  • He has received multiple “Fight of the Night” awards for exciting fights.
  • Yan captured the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship in July 2020 by defeating Jose Aldo.
  • He lost the title by disqualification in a controversial fight in March 2021.
  • Despite two subsequent fight losses, Yan most recently secured a unanimous decision victory over Song Yadong in March 2024.
  • Yan is married with two sons.
  • He took a neutral stance on social media regarding the Russia-Ukraine war.

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