Petr Yan to take on Douglas Silva de Andrade in home country at UFC Moscow
Russian super prospect Petr Yan is set to return to the Octagon in September, and it will be in Mother Russia.
The UFC has booked Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade for UFC Moscow on September 15th per Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
One of the top prospects in the bantamweight division 25-year-old Yan (9-1), who fights out of Omsk, Russia, impressed in his UFC debut last month as when he knocked out Teruto Ishihara in the first round. The Tiger Muay Thai fighter is now on a four fight winning streak.
On the other hand, de Andrade (25-2) is coming off a decision win over Marlon Vera earlier this year. The Brazilian is the #15 ranked bantamweight in the UFC.
It’s a landmark event for the UFC as it marks the promotion’s debut in Russia.
UFC Moscow will be headlined by Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik.