Petr Yan, UFC 245

UFC 245 results: Petr Yan overpowers, KO’s Urijah Faber

The UFC closes out their pay-per-view calendar year on Saturday night in with one of the most stacked cards of 2019. UFC 245 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be capped off with three world title fights, including the highly anticipated main event for the welterweight title between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.

Opening up the main card is in intriguing bantamweight matchup between the young and surging Petr Yan taking on Hall of Famer Urijah Faber. The 26-year-old Yan will look to improve his Octagon record to 6-0 on Saturday night. In his most recent appearance, “No Mercy” defeated Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision at UFC 238 in June. A win over a multiple time world title challenger may push him to the top of title contention at 135-pounds.

After a brief retirement, Faber returned at UFC Sacramento in July against Ricky Simon. “The California Kid” went on to shock the MMA community when he finished Simon in less than a minute. The 40-year-old Faber hopes a victory over Yan will get him an opportunity to fight Henry Cejudo in 2020 for the bantamweight title.

Here is how the bantamweight matchup between Petr Yan and Urijah Faber went down at UFC 245, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.

ROUND 1

If you are not watching this event, Bruce Buffer looks like $1 billion tonight. Faber has the Vegas crowd behind him big time as Keith Peterson gets them started. They touch gloves and Faber throws a kick that hits Yan in the left arm. Yan moving forward but hasn’t thrown a strike 40 seconds in. Yan backing Faber up and throws a leg kick. Faber lands a beautiful step-in knee and it caught Yan’s attention. Faber comes up short with an overhand right as Yan continues to move forward. Yan lands a left hand. Yan throws a head kick, 1-2 combination that just misses. Push kick to the chest of Yan by Faber, tries to follow up with a right hand but comes up short. Right hand lands from Yan as we are under two minutes to go in the round. Yan throws a body kick, Faber catches and clinches. Yan shrugs him off. They tie up in the middle, Yan lands an elbow upon separation. Uppercut from Yan, Faber lands a left hook and looks for a takedown with under a minute. Yan defends nicely. They tie up again and trade knees to the body. Right hook from Yan as they separate. Final 20 seconds of the round, Faber lands a short left hand. Yan throws a jumping knee and the horn sounds. Closer round than most would expect but Yan should have it with his forward pressure and late scoring.

MyMMANews.com scores it 10-9 for Yan

ROUND 2

They touch gloves again to kick off the second round. Faber lands a right hand and moves out of harm’s way. Faber tries another step-in knee but Yan is able to avoid it. Left hook from Faber lands as Yan continues to back his opponent up. They both trade and Yan lands a combination. Faber gets double under hooks as they battle against the fence. Yan separates and they begin talking to each other. Nice left elbow from Yan following a brief clinch. Yan lands a flush jab and Faber backs up. “The California Kid” shoots for a single leg and Yan defends. Yan drops Faber and he’s in trouble. Yan lands a few punches on the ground, Faber is smiling and gets back to his feet. Big right hand from Faber. Yan drops Faber again with a big elbow and he is a bloody mess. Faber’s left eye is swollen and cut, but he’s smiling as the doctor takes a look at it. Faber gets the green light and Yan is back in Faber’s guard as they continues. Yan posturing up and Faber gets back up to the crowd’s delight. Yan lands another punch that drops Faber to a knee. Faber continues to fight and gets back to his feet. Yan takes Faber’s back and easily brings him to the mat. Yan trying to get to side control as the round ends. Huge round for Yan.

MyMMANews.com scores it 10-8 for Yan

ROUND 3

Final round begins and Faber is as game as they come. Yan lands a body kick. Head kick from Yan lands and Faber eats it well. They tie up and Yan lands a huge head kick upon separation and Faber is down. The fight is all over. What a performance from Petr Yan.

Official result: Petr Yan def. Urijah Faber via KO – Round 3, 0:43

Following the win, Yan called for a bantamweight title shot against Henry Cejudo.

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