Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight strikers Jose Aldo and Petr Yan will duel this Saturday (July 11, 2020) at UFC 251 from “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
If Aldo had retired in 2017 following his pair of losses to Max Holloway, the Brazilian would still go down in history as an all-time great, the legendary low kicker who destroyed wrestlers and didn’t lose for nearly a decade. However, Aldo is still on the quest to recapture gold, though this is likely his final opportunity. Alternatively, Yan only joined UFC two years ago! However, the boxer was already facing pretty fearsome competition in Russia, so it should not be a surprise that his transition into the Octagon was smooth. He’s risen through the ranks with remarkable speed, but he still faces a major obstacle to the title.
Aldo is likely the best boxer Yan has ever faced, which creates the potential for a uniquely high-level MMA boxing match. Given the propensity for both men to do such effective work with their hands, the jab becomes especially important. In Aldo’s case, he wants to establish the jab to help interrupt Yan’s long, shifting combinations.In addition, flashing the jab and ripping the body would be lovely to see.