Adrián Yañez established himself as one of the best bantamweight prospects in the world. UFC, but he had to suffer against Randy Costa to win his third fight within the promoter.
Costa knew what he was coming to and surprised him in the first round, with a concert of combinations and a constant jab, which were close to giving him the victory, but Yañez used one of the teachings of the Mexican school of boxing, the hooks to the body. and a powerful uppercut that gave him the knockout in the second round.
“It’s something my father always told me, if the hands are covering the head, you hit the body and then you can end the head. Because when you hit the body, they lower their hands and hit the head. It’s something Julio did. César Chávez all the time, he was going to the body to open space to the head and get the knockouts like that, “he explained in an interview with ESPN Deportes after his triumph.
Thus, the born in Houston, Texas, reached four consecutive knockouts, one in the Contender Series and three in his first three fights in the UFC. This was bittersweet, as he acknowledges that he was overtaken in the first three minutes, until he found his distance.
It was the Mexican heart that brought him forward.
“It is what gives me great pleasure in my performance today, it was shown that I do not give up, I am not one of those who gives up, I am a true Mexican warrior. That first round was very tough for me, but I came back and kept fighting until the end. I am not going to back down, I am not going to get out, no matter how many times they hit me, I am going to keep going forward and I am not going to stop because I am a winner, I am going to show everyone that I am a Mexican-American, that I am a true Mexican warrior, ”added the fighter who is now 14-3.
Despite the self-criticism, he wants to return soon, to continue with the extraordinary start of his career in the highest promotion of MMA in the world: “This is the way I fight and I want to make it clear, that’s how it was in this fight, although He won the first round, I stopped him, I went out and did what a Mexican fighter would do and so I want to continue doing it to make my way to the top. It’s the same old style, don’t stop, always go forward, until I get knocked out or something. well, because I want to be the best in the world. “
Yañez will carry out medical studies in the following days to find out a real date for his next fight, but he hopes it will be between the months of September and October.