Up-and-coming bantamweight contestant Adrian Yanez made a formidable appearance on UFC Vegas 32 when he defeated Randy Costa to win the main card’s opening bout.
Costa dominated the first round by keeping his opponent at a distance with his jab and high kicks. But Yanez turned things around on the next round, landing a vicious uppercut that knocked Costa down and earned the Texas native a TKO win.
With the win, the 27-year-old has now won three knockout victories in a row in the UFC. Yanez ranks just behind current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on the list of longest active knockout streaks.
Yanez is also the first male fighter to begin his UFC career with three consecutive knockout finishes in bantamweight or lighter.
With the impressive win, Yanez now has a professional MMA record of 13-3.
UFC Vegas 32 is spearheaded by a bantamweight bout between TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen
Former UFC 135 pound champion TJ Dillashaw will return to the Octagon at the UFC Vegas 32 Main Event.
The 35-year-old is banned for two years because of a positive EPO test. Dillashaw’s last fight was against Henry Cejudo in January 2019. The ex-champion lost the fight after just 32 seconds of the first round.
Meanwhile, ‘The Sandman’ celebrates two consecutive knockout wins against Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar.
Dillashaw and Sandhagen have trained together in the past so it will be interesting to see how the fight ends tonight.
The co-main event at UFC Vegas 32 will feature another bantamweight bout between Kyler Phillips and Raulian Paiva. A fight between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson should be the main fight. Unfortunately, the fight had to be canceled due to an injury to Chiasson.