Mural in Russia honors new UFC champion Petr Yan

UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan has been honored with his own mural in Russia.

A mural of Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC), who captured the vacant 135-pound title with a fifth-round finish over Jose Aldo at UFC 251, was painted in the city of Saint Petersburg to celebrate his championship winning performance.

An image of the mural was posted by the Instagram page “SBP Colors,” a graffiti page based in Saint Petersburg.

Russian-born Yan took the UFC by storm in 2018, competing seven times in just two years to capture the bantamweight title. He’s won his last 10 in a row  and has only one career blemish – a split decision loss to Magomed Magomedov in 2016, which he was able to avenge a year later.

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Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/ufc-petr-yan-mural-sain-petersburg-russia/

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