“For the boxing’s sake, I like my chances against Petr Yan,” Adrian Yanez jumps in the conversation of best boxer in UFC

The UFC Bantamweight fighter, Adrian Yanez jumps in his conversation for the best boxer in UFC, claims he holds a strong case against Petr Yan.

Adrian Yanez and Petr Yan
Adrian Yanez and Petr Yan

The American Mixed Martial Artist, Adrian Yanez is slowly becoming one of the brightest prospects for the UFC Bantamweight title in the future and he holds a record of 3-0, with all his winning coming out via finishes. Yanez is going to face Davey Grant on UFC Vegas 43.

He is coming into this fight with a camp with UFC Bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling and that boosted his confidence as well. Talking about watching all the elite-level fighters in the division and learning from them, Adrian Yanez shares his views with Ariel Helwani on MMA Hour.

Yanez says, “It just reminds you that this is a division where you have to be dialed in every second, I can’t have that first-round as I had against Randy against anybody in the top 15 because they’ll take full advantage of it.”

“After going up and training with Aljo, you learn it’s those small mistakes that can cost big, so I had to close those up. I’m not far from it at all. I need to keep working and closing those gaps so when I do get there, it’s super easy for me to take it.”

Adrian Yanez continued, “Even in the Cory Sandhagen vs. Petr Yan fight when I’m outside observing and looking in, I could see the high levels. I could also see, ‘This is what I would do in this situation.’ From what I’m looking at — my skills against Cory Sandhagen, or Petr Yan — for the boxing’s sake,”

“I like my chances against Petr Yan because I feel like I have some of the best boxing in the 135 division. But they’re all super, super tough fights. Just getting into the top 15, you’re fighting nothing but killers. You don’t have an easy fight when you get there so, of course, they all excite me.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Adrian Yanez is not looking past Davey Grant right now

Marlon Vera and Davey Grant
Marlon Vera and Davey Grant

Adrian Yanez’s opponent, Davey Grant is coming into this fight with a loss against Marlon Vera in his last fight and before that loss, Grant was on three fights winning streak. Although Yanez knows he is going to have some exciting matches in the future but right now he is focused on Grant.

Yanez added, “I’ve always looked at Davey Grant as the guy that’s a really, really tough fight for anybody, He’s a guy that wants to be in the top 15. He’s trying to get to that belt just like I am.”

“These last couple of fights, they have been pushing me a little bit and trying to see where I’m at. I do feel like they see something in me and if I come out and starch Davey Grant, what else is there to say about me. It’s gonna be like, ‘This guy needs to be in the top 15.’” {H/T MMA Fighting}

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