Two fighters who have yet to make the walk to the octagon in 2022, will meet in June for a three-round bantamweight brawl.
Iridium Sports Agency announced the fight yesterday via Twitter:
🚨 #TeamIridium Fight News 🚨
— IridiumSportsAgency (@TeamIridiumISA) May 10, 2022
Adrian Yanez (15-3-0) entered the UFC by way of the Dana Whites Contender Series back in 2020. Since the showing, he has become a real bantamweight prospect. Undefeated in the UFC, Yanez is riding a 6-fight win streak with a win over Davey Grant in his last outing.
Looking to put a halt to the rise of Yanez will be 35-year-old Tony Kelly. With an 8-2-0 professional record, Kelly has gone 2-1 in the UFC having defeated Randy Costa in his last outing.
— UFC (@ufc) December 11, 2021
The two are set to meet at UFC Fight Night: Katter vs. Emmett, which takes place on June 18th in Austin, Texas.
The card will be headlined by top 10 featherweights Calvin Katter and Josh Emmett. The rebooked matchup of Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon will also be on the card, as well as Kevin Holland vs. Tim Means.
Fight card thus far:
Calvin Kattar vs. Josh Emmett – 145 lbs
Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon – 155 lbs
Julian Marquez vs. Gregory Rodrigues – 185 lbs
Tim Means vs. Kevin Holland – 170 lbs
Adrian Yanez vs. Tony Kelley – 135 lbs
Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn – 185 lbs
Kyle Daukaus vs. Roman Dolidze – 185 lbs
Gloria de Paula vs. Maria Oliveira – 115 lbs
J. Jasudavicius vs. Natália Silva – 125 lbs
Damir Ismagulov vs. Guram Kutateladze – 155 lbs
Cody Stamann vs. Eddie Wineland – 135 lbs
Jeremiah Wells vs. Court McGee – 170 lbs
Joaquin Buckley vs. Albert Duraev – 185 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.