June 19, 2020

Petr Yan’s Training Partners & Coaches & Team

Petr “No Mercy” Yan is the Russian mixed martial artist competing in the UFC’s bantamweight division. Petr Yan is scheduled to face Jose Aldo at UFC 251 in a UFC bantamweight title fight.

Below, you’ll find out information on where Petr Yan is training, where he goes to prepare for his fights, who are his sparring partners, coaches, his team, and a manager.

Petr Yan trains in Yekaterinburg, Russia and Phuket, Thailand

When in Russia, “The Siberian gangster” trains at the Martial Arts RCC Academy in Yekaterinburg city which is home to the Archangel Michael fight club. Archangel Michael is one of the biggest and most popular MMA fight clubs in Russia. Before moving to Yekaterinburg in 2018, Yan used to train at the Alexander Nevsky gym in Omsk city.

Petr Yan training at the Arkhangel Mikhail gym in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Martial Arts RCC Academy in Yekaterinburg is a very impressive training facility for MMA fighters, kickboxers, and boxers.

Martial Arts Academy in Yekaterinburg

But to prepare for his fights, Petr Yan goes to Thailand to train at the Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp in Phuket. Petr usually does 2-3 months-long camps in Thailand prior to his UFC bouts.

Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp is a popular place to train among MMA fighters from all over the world thanks to the cheap cost of living and training in Thailand.

Besides Petr Yan, at the Tiger Muay Thai currently train following UFC fighters: Shevchenko sisters, Khalil Rountree, Ian Heinisch, and Rafael Fiziev among many others. “City Kickboxing” fighters also sometimes do their camps in Phuket.

Petr Yan’s training partners

  • Denis Lavrentyev

Denis Lavrentyev is Petr Yan’s Archangel Michael teammate and a regular sparring partner at their gym in Yekaterinburg. Lavrentyev is also a bantamweight, currently signed with the promotion Russian Cagefighting Championship. He has a professional MMA record with 9 wins and 2 losses. Prior to MMA, Denis Lavrentyev had a successful career in judo and combat sambo.

Petr Yan with his sparring partners Denis Lavrentyev and Ilyas Khamzin
Petr Yan with his teammates Denis Lavrentyev (on the right) and Ilyas Khamzin (on the left).
  • Ilyas Khamzin

Ilyas Khamzin is a welterweight fighter, also currently competing in the Russian Cagefighting Championship. He has a 5-1 professional MMA record at the moment.

  • Vasily Semenov

Vasily Semenov is a professional kickboxer, former Russian and European Muay Thai champion.

  • Magomed Bibulatov

Magomed Bibulatov is a flyweight MMA fighter, competed in the UFC (1-2 UFC record). Bibulatov spars with Yan in Thailand.

  • Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev competes in the UFC’s lightweight division, trains at the Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp.

  • Sharap Gitinov

Petr Yan’s wrestling/BJJ sparring partner/coach. Sharap Gitinov is a freestyle wrestling silver medalist at the 2000 Olympics.

  • Magomed Kurbanov

Magomed Kurbanov is an undefeated professional boxer with 17-0 record. Petr Yan spars boxing with Kurbanov.

  • Emilio Urrutia

Emilio Urrutia is an MMA fighter (professional record 11-7), competes in One Championship.

  • Fabio Pinca

Fabio Pinca is a Muay Thai kickboxer with 100 wins in his professional kickboxing career. Former WBC World Muay thai Super Lightweight and Welterweight champion.

Petr Yan’s coaches & manager

  • John Hutchinson – striking/boxing coach.
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  • Shaun Kober – strength & conditioning coach.

  • Frank Hickman – wrestling coach at the Tiger Muay Thai.
  • Sayat Abdrahmanov – Petr Yan’s manager.
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