Petr Yan vs Marlon Moraes in the works for May-June 2020
Here we got some inside information from Russia regarding Petr Yan’s next fight. According to Petr Yan’s manager Sayat Abdrahmanov, Petr Yan is going to face Marlon Moraes in May or June 2020.
“Petr had a very important fight with Urijah Faber. It wasn’t the most challenging fight but it was important in terms of building a name and becoming more recognized in America. Fans started talking about Petr Yan after he fought Faber.
In reality, Petr is one step away from the title fight. We realize that Jose Aldo will get a fight with Henry Cejudo. We understand the rules of this game. That’s why our next opponent will most likely be the highest-ranked contender. From what I know, Sterling already has an opponent so Yan will be facing Marlon Moraes in either May or June”.
Both Moraes and Yan recently had their bouts at UFC 245. Moraes got a controversial split decision win (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) over Jose Aldo. Previous to that, Marlon had an unsuccessful shot to become a bantamweight champ when he lost to Jose Cejudo via 3rd round technical knockout.
Petr Yan showed off in Vegas in his impressive win over a veteran UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber. The Russian bantamweight phenomenon was dominating throughout the fight and he picked up a knockout victory in the 3rd round. “No Mercy”, the #3 in the UFC bantamweight rankings, is undefeated in the UFC with 6 consecutive victories.
What do you think of a potential bout between Petr Yan and Marlon Moraes? Can you see Petr Yan as a real treat to Jose Cejudo? Your opinion is always welcomed in the comments below this post.