Yanez (11-3) made rapid operate of Brady Huang at Dana White’s Contender Series 28 when he hit him with a a single-two mixture that stumbled his opponent Tuesday night time. A several pinpoint follow-up shots had Huang visibly dazed, and referee Jason Herzog made a decision that he’d observed ample, even even though Huang was still on his feet.
With his crisp boxing, as nicely as his seem, Yanez reminded numerous – together with cageside commentator Paul Felder – of a young Jorge Masvidal, a comparison that he’s flattered by. Yanez is a admirer of Masvidal’s model, but ultimately he wants to be remembered for his have journey.
“I’ll acquire it all, man,” Yanez informed reporters, such as MMA Junkie, immediately after his acquire at the UFC Apex. “I’ll consider a little ‘Street Jesus,’ I don’t head it at all. If I get that comparison, it is all good and lovely, but I’m in this article to make my have journey. This is what I want to do. I’ve labored my entire whole everyday living for this, and I’m tremendous content it’s ultimately shelling out off. Huge shoutout to ‘Gamebred.’ He’s truly a person of my preferred fighters. He’s one particular of my top favorite fighters, proper at the rear of Cain Velasquez, but I adore the comparison.”
He continued, “If my combating type is obtaining in contrast to his, gentleman, I’ll consider it. That male fights. I like the way he fights, and as you can see, I’m finding comparisons to ‘Street Jesus,’ so I’m content with that.”
Coming out of the combat unscathed, Yanez, who was emotional right after dedicating his get and deal to his late father, is all set to jump again in there suitable away and is even inclined to phase in on short notice.
“My mobile phone is gonna be open for any time,” Yanez reported. “Any time. If someone drops out this 7 days, I’m your huckleberry. I’m listed here, I’m all set to go. I’m currently quite close to bodyweight anyway so I’m all set to go.”