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Adrian Yanez is looking sharp.
The rising UFC bantamweight contender picked up his fifth consecutive win Saturday at UFC on ESPN 37 in Austin, Texas. Yanez (16-3 MMA, 5-0 UFC) put on a striking clinic and stopped Tony Kelley (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) with a knockout at the 3:49 mark of the first round.
This victory extended Yanez’s winning streak to nine in a row. He also has four finishes in the five outings he’s had since joining the UFC in late 2020.
Yanez is making noise and many in the MMA world, including his peers, are noticing. Check out how fighters reacted to Yanez’s win over Kelley below.
YEOOO!!! That was FILTHY!!! My guy wants some more!!! Adrian Yanez is the real deal ladies and gents! Just incase you didn’t know that yet! #UFCAustin
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 18, 2022
@yanezmma looking like a contender! Amazing combinations and aggression
— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) June 18, 2022
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 18, 2022
Man suga sean vs yanez would be 🔥🔥🔥
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 18, 2022
Life will show u middle finger back at ya sometimes
— C H🖕🏽T O🇪🇨V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) June 18, 2022
YANEZ is a problem at 135!!! The precision is unreal 😳😳 #UFCAustin
— Jeff Molina (@jmolina_125) June 18, 2022
@yanezmma is a problem! The way ole boy went out was so satisfying 😂
— Benito Lopez (@Savage_530) June 18, 2022
Yanez got snappy punches great patience to finish
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) June 18, 2022