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Russia: UFC champion Petr Yan returns to Yekaterinburg after triumphant victory over Jose Aldo02:03

Russia: UFC champion Petr Yan returns to Yekaterinburg after triumphant victory over Jose Aldo

Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg
July 16, 2020 at 20:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of fans and other athletes cheered the arrival of Petr Yan in Yekaterinburg, as he returned from the United Arab Emirates with a UFC bantamweight championship belt on Wednesday.

The fighter’s team, including Denis Lavrentyev, Ilyas Khamzin and Alexey Sorokin, returned with the champion.

According to Yan his emotions have just settled down and now he feels "devastated", however, he plans to keep up training in order to defend his title in future. His corner Denis Lavrentyev also shared that Yan "never chooses opponents" and is eager to fight with anyone. Nevertheless, now Yan has the right to choose the athlete he will face, added Lavrentyev.

Petr Yan gained the vacant bantamweight UFC belt on July 11 with a knockout win over his opponent Jose Aldo. The fighting was hosted in Abu-Dhabi’s "Fight Island". Due to coronavirus outbreak precautions, the show was held behind closed doors.

Russia: UFC champion Petr Yan returns to Yekaterinburg after triumphant victory over Jose Aldo02:03
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Hundreds of fans and other athletes cheered the arrival of Petr Yan in Yekaterinburg, as he returned from the United Arab Emirates with a UFC bantamweight championship belt on Wednesday.

The fighter’s team, including Denis Lavrentyev, Ilyas Khamzin and Alexey Sorokin, returned with the champion.

According to Yan his emotions have just settled down and now he feels "devastated", however, he plans to keep up training in order to defend his title in future. His corner Denis Lavrentyev also shared that Yan "never chooses opponents" and is eager to fight with anyone. Nevertheless, now Yan has the right to choose the athlete he will face, added Lavrentyev.

Petr Yan gained the vacant bantamweight UFC belt on July 11 with a knockout win over his opponent Jose Aldo. The fighting was hosted in Abu-Dhabi’s "Fight Island". Due to coronavirus outbreak precautions, the show was held behind closed doors.

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