Petr Yan is currently ranked #4 in the UFC Bantamweight Division and has picked up five wins in the promotion, with those victories coming over Teruto Ishihara, Jin Soo Son, Douglas Silva De Andrade, John Dodson and Jimmie Rivera.
The momentum built up by Yan during his run in the UFC is going to be slowed for awhile as the fighter underwent elbow surgery.
Yan posted the following on Instagram:
Here is translation of what Yan wrote, provided by Google Translate:
“Hello everyone, everything is fine with me. The operation went according to the doctor’s plan. in 1.5-2 months I will be in the ranks !!! This injury really prevented me from getting ready for the last battle and beating and fighting Now we will plow even harder! All patience and believe in yourself, everything will work out! Thanks to my team @archangl_michael and @ufc for their help in the operation “To Be a Warrior - Means to Live Forever” thanks to all. i can work again as terminator.”
There is no official word at this time as to when Yan will return to action, but Yan stated in the Instagram post that it could be around two months before the comeback takes shape.