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Midnight Mania! Petr Yan opens as significant favorite over Jose Aldo ahead of planned Bantamweight title fight

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Petr Yan’s short time in UFC has been remarkably impressive.

In less than two years’ time, Yan has won six bouts inside the Octagon. More than that, the Russian Master of Sport in both boxing and MMA has largely dominated his competition, picking up three knockout wins in the process. At 27 years of age, Yan has the potential to be a Bantamweight title threat for a long time to come.

Perhaps that’s why he’s opened as such a large favorite opposite Jose Aldo at -240 per BestFightOdds.

A bout between the two is currently targeted for the vacant Bantamweight title later in the year, likely over Summer. Jose Aldo is technically winless at 135-pounds, but the Brazilian legend arguably won his Bantamweight debut against former title challenger Marlon Moraes. Regardless of your opinion on the decision itself, Aldo proved that he was a viable threat at Bantamweight and still had something left in the tank.

In short, the bout is a definite step up for Yan, but odds makers appear confident it’s one he’ll handle well.

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