The Russian MMA Union Considers Peter Yan The Favorite In The Fight For The UFC Title Against Aldo.
Russian mixed martial artist (MMA) Peter Yan is the favorite in a fight against Brazilian Jose Aldo for the title of the Absolute fighting championship (UFC) in the lightest weight, according to President of the Russian MMA Union Radmir Gabdullin.
The Jan-Aldo fight will take place on Sunday night in Abu Dhabi on "Fight Island."
"I want to wish Peter Yan a bright and confident victory," Gabdullin said. - I consider him the favorite in this fight; it will be difficult for Aldo to resist the tenacity and fighting spirit with which Jan sets up for the fight. Aldo is a very experienced athlete and has already been a champion; he knows the taste of this victory; he is familiar with the tactics and pressure of Jan. He fought with athletes of the same fighting style as Jan."
"Aldo will try to win with experience and a well-developed plan. But Jan has an advantage; there is every chance to win and become a UFC champion. His strengths are striking technique, pace, which he can keep for a long time, and versatility of attacks. He can knock out both punches and kicks," the source added.
The Russian has 14 wins and one loss. Aldo has 28 wins and six losses.