Bantamweight attackers UFC, José Aldo and Petr Yan, they will meet in a duel this Saturday, July 11, 2020 in UFC 251 from «Fight Island» in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Yes Aldo Having retired in 2017 after his pair of losses to Max Holloway, the Brazilian would still go down in history as a great fighter of all time, the legendary kicker who destroyed fighters and did not lose for nearly a decade. However, Aldo He’s still on the hunt to get his belt back, though this is probably his last chance. Alternatively, Yan just joined UFC two years ago! However, the boxer was already facing quite fearsome competition in Russia, so it should come as no surprise that his transition to the Octagon was smooth. He has moved up in rank with remarkable speed, but still faces a major obstacle to the title.
Let’s take a closer look at the keys to victory for every man:
Key wins: Chad Mendes (UFC 179, UFC 142), Frankie Edgar (UFC 200, UFC 156), Renato Moicano (UFC 232), Jeremy Stephens (UFC on FOX 30), Ricardo Lamas (UFC 169)
Key losses: Max Holloway (UFC 218, UFC 212), Conor McGregor (UFC 194), Alexander Volkanovski (UFC 237), Marlon Moraes (UFC 245)
The key to victory: Aldo He underwent an interesting transition from the Muay Thai dynamo to the elegant boxer. All the time, Aldo it remained largely impossible to knock down, and the Brazilian throws everything with power.
«Junior»Has defeated 17 enemies by knockout.
Aldo he’s probably the best boxer that Yan have faced, creating the potential for a 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 the case of Aldo, he wants to set the jab to help interrupt the long and changing combinations of Yan.
Also, showing the jab and ripping the body would be lovely to watch.
In addition to an additional focus on DJing, the foot set of Aldo it has to be punctual. Jimmie Rivera boxed quite well against Yan and overall he was winning trades but every time his back was on the fence all of a sudden Yan was causing significant damage. There is little margin for error against Yan, so that Aldo You should avoid making a similar mistake.
Key wins: Jimmie Rivera (UFC 238), Urijah Faber (UFC 245), John Dodson (UFC Fight Night 145), Douglas Silva de Andrade (UFC 232)
Key losses: none
The key to victory: Few fighters have a strategy and overall MMA game as good as Yan. Yan he simply excels as a pressure fighter, capable of speeding up the pace and doing considerable damage without exposing his own chin more than necessary.
Volume is the key against Aldo, who apparently cannot resist returning it. As the Holloway fighting showed, Aldo You can be tricked into running low with active feints and frequent exchanges. Three years later, and with an additional water cut to the bantamweight, it is probably even truer now.
In addition to the pressure, the feints and the activity, Yan it would be wise to kick, particularly from Southpaw. As mentioned, Aldo it just doesn’t kick as often. It could be age, injury, or just hesitation to pull the trigger. TO Yan He does not care much, who should change his right cross and then throw the left kick whenever possible.
Aldo will have a range advantage, but that’s less significant if Yan he is the one who lands with his legs.
Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo LIVE
Whether we like it or not, this is for the undisputed bantamweight title.
Henry Cejudo’s sudden retirement left the division in a strange place, and while this may not be the most deserved title fight, it is still a great fight! For AldoIt is a final opportunity to regain the belt and become a two division champion. What is at stake is clear, since it is highly unlikely that Aldo win another title shot if it fails.
The Brazilian has his back to the wall.
As to YanThe 27-year-old attacker undoubtedly has a long future in the title mix. However, this is your chance to really complete your meteoric rise through the ranks and capture a belt. Winning the title in less than two years is an incredible achievement in the modern era of UFC, and a title victory brings Yan great opportunities for the rest of his career in UFC.