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Adrian Yanez

Peso gallo Division

16-3-0 (W-L-D)


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Adrian Yanez

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Learn more about Adrian Yanez's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Galveston, Estados Unidos
Trains at
Metro Fight Club
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 31, 2020
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2014
  • Nine wins by KO, two by submission (Armbar, triangle)
  • On nine fight winning streak
  • Five first round finishes
  • Lost split decisions to UFC vets Miles Johns (2018) and Domingo Pilarte (2017)

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(6/18/22) Yanez stopped Tony Kelley via strikes at 3:49 of the first round 
UFC Fight Night (11/20/21) Yanez won a three round split decision over Davey Grant
UFC Fight Night (7/24/21) Yanez stopped Randy Costa via strikes at 2:11 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (3/20/21) Yanez knocked out Gustavo Lopez at :27 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Yanez knocked out Victor Rodriguez at 2:46 of the first round

Episode two
(8/11/20) Yanez stopped Brady Huang via strikes at :39 of the first round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at the age of 15. I always wanted to be a boxer but ended up getting into MMA. Had my first MMA fight at 17 and was immediately hooked.
What ranks and titles held? Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? My father, my mother, and Coach Saul - they’ve all had a big influence in how my life has gone. My dad was actually a reason I wanted to fight; he was a boxer, so I wanted to try and follow in his footsteps. I ended up going in the route of MMA instead of boxing.
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I absolutely love fighting, and I want to compete with the best in the world. The best in the world are in the UFC. Of course, I’m striving to be a champion, but the first task is getting into the UFC. Fighting in the UFC would mean I’m a part of the best fighters of the world and I’m striving to be the absolute best.
What was your job before you started fighting? I actually got a job so I could continue to fight. I’m currently still working for the City of Deer Park as a Meter Reader.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition: 6-0 with 4 KOs, 145 Legacy Amateur Champion