Petr Yan UFC 299

Former bantamweight champion Petr Yan had to overcome serious adversity to snap his three-fight losing skid at UFC 299.

Not only was Yan (17-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) forced to fend off a determined Song Yadong, who fought sharp to start the matchup at Kaseya Center in Miami, but he had to do it with a number of injuries.

En route to rallying for a unanimous decision win, Yan revealed Monday that he had a ruptured ACL, torn meniscus and a groin injury. He shared the news on social media and said surgery is scheduled for Tuesday (via X):

Petr Yan, No. 5 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie bantamweight rankings, had lost consecutive bouts against Aljamain Sterling, Sean O’Malley and Merab Dvalishvili going into UFC 299.

The 31-year-old got his hand raised for the first time since October 2021 in the bout with Song, but clearly it came at a cost.

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