Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo fight preview

UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Petr “No Mercy” Yan will take on Jose Aldo in the UFC Bantamweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 251 card.

In this post, we will break down Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 27-year-old, Petr Yan is coming in with a 14-1-0 record. Yan will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Urijah Faber at UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington in December.

Aldo, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision loss against Marlon Moraes on December 14, 2019 at UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington and holds a 28-6-0 record.

Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo
27
Age
33
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 7″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
67″
Reach
70″
14-1-0
Record
28-6-0
Switch
Stance
Orthodox

Petr Yan has an switch fighting stance with a 67″ reach. The 33-year-old, Jose Aldo is an orthodox fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Yan comes in with 46% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 5.65 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Aldo fires at 44% accuracy, landing about 3.47 significant strikes per minute. Petr Yan also has a 53% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.73 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Aldo’s 0.64 takedowns and 91% takedown accuracy.

Jose spent on average 13:14 minutes in the Octagon and Petr has an average fight time of 11:32 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 251 is live in , who do you think will win, Petr or Jose? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
Date
July 11, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

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