Welcome to the UFC: Adam Yandiev
With the UFC coming to Moscow, Russia on September 15, 2018, the UFC is expected to sign many talented Russia fighters for the event and Adam Yandiev would be the first to be signed to the promotion according to MMA Today’s own Nolan King. Yadiev is set to take on Poland’s Krzysztof Jotko (19-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC).
Adam “Beard” Yandiev
Trains out of Fight or Die
6 Submissions (2 Neck Cranks, 2 rear-naked-chokes, 1 Guillotine, 1 North-South Choke)
How will Adam Yandiev fare in the UFC
Yandiev may be a fan-pleaser but with his style, he won’t ever be ranked in the UFC. The Russian-native has zero technique but is as aggressive as any fighter out there. Yandiev is one-dimensional being at home on the mat. Yandiev has shown power in his hands but just doesn’t have anything else to offer in that area. Yandiev even on the mat is one-dimensional as the grappling and transitions lack but the strength is very opposing. “Beard” has six submissions wins all coming by a type of choke. Yandiev hunts the neck and head and often pulls it off as his grip strength but mainly his resilience is second to none. It doesn’t matter what position Yandiev is in, he will seek the neck and use it to get into a better position of his own and he even has two submissions via a neck crank which is not seen too often. He’s coming off a three-year layoff and making his return to middleweight since his second fight in 2014 so it’s unclear how improved he will be.
How does he match-up with Krzysztof Jotko
On the feet, both are not superb strikers but Jotko would have the better technique and should be able to avoid any of the power shots from Yandiev. On the mat, it would seem a bit even but Jotko is an excellent grappler compared to Yandiev. Technical jiu-jitsu often overtakes pure strength and therefore this matchup should favor Jotko.