Adrián Yañez, who has become the new promise of the bantamweight, has announced his new contract with the UFC on his social networks and sources confirmed to ESPN Deportes that he would return to the Octagon on November 20 in Las Vegas against the Englishman Davey Grant (11-5).
The Houston, Texas native of Mexican descent has shown impressive finishing ability since testing himself at the Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2020, where he knocked out Brady Huang in less than a minute. He then took his mark as a professional to 14-3 with his consecutive victories against Víctor Rodríguez, Gustavo López and Randy Costa, all by way of knockout and earning $ 50,000 bonuses. Although in the Costa fight he suffered with his opponent’s jab, he adjusted well in the second round and finished it with body shots, well identified with the Mexican style of boxing that his father instilled in him.
Grant comes from breaking a streak of three victories when he fell to the Ecuadorian Marlon Vera on June 19, in what was the rematch for the South American. The clash of styles promises another spectacular fight, on a card on the day of the Mexican Revolution that also features the fight between the Jalisco-born Alexa Grasso against the Scotswoman Joanne Calderwood and the cachanilla Rafa Garcia against the Israeli Nathan Levy.