Yandiev (9-0-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight and does so with an undefeated streak that has lasted over three years. Yandiev has yet to go past the first round as a professional MMA fighter, with just one fight lasting over four minutes time. Yandiev also returns to action for the first time in almost three years, with his last bout taking place in October of 2015.
Johnson (9-0-0) has already competed three times under the UFC banner, having defeated the trio of Henrique Da Silva, Marcel Fortuna and Adam Milstead. Johnson is a former Resurrection Fighting Allaince Light Heavyweight Champion, defeating LeMarcus Tucker to win the gold in December of 2016. Johnson has seen his last four bouts go the distance and it has been over two years since the fighter got a finish.
UFC Fight Night Moscow takes place on Saturday, September 15 from the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia with Mark Hunt and Alexey Oleinik headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.