Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Adrian Yanez’s Favorite Things

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UFC fighter Adrian Yanez (12-3)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

Adrian Yanez is a great bantamweight fighter with a killer instinct. In his 12 wins, he has nine finishes – seven knockouts and two submissions. He is one of the brightest young prospects in the UFC right now.

Yanez is riding a five-fight winning streak, going 3-0 in 2019 and then bursting onto the scene with two nasty knockouts in 2020.

Yanez received a UFC contract on season four of Dana White’s Contender Series when he knocked out Brady Huang in 39 seconds via TKO. Before his fight, he told me, “Expect a Mexican-style fight from me. If you know boxing, you know exactly what I mean.” Well, he lived up to it.

Yanez made his UFC debut last Halloween against Victor Rodriguez after his original opponent Aaron Phillips pulled out of the fight. Yanez would again score a first-round knockout via head kick.

Yanez makes his return for the first time in 2021 against Gustavo Lopez at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland.

Here is a list of UFC Fighter Adrian Yanez’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Pizza
  • Favorite drink – Dr. Pepper
  • Favorite color – Blue
  • Favorite movie – Deadpool or Avengers: Endgame
  • Favorite TV show – The Flash
  • Favorite song – Got it on me by Pop Smoke
  • Favorite band or musician – Tech N9ne
  • Favorite video game – Apex Legends
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
  • Favorite knockout – Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
  • Favorite of your own fights – My fight against Kyle Estrada
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – Boxing NFL
  • Favorite submission to practice – Front guillotine
  • Favorite fighter – Cain Velaquez
  • Favorite athlete – Cole Beasley
  • Favorite place to travel to – Guadalupe River in Texas
  • Favorite video game – Apex Legends
  • Favorite animal – Dogs
  • Favorite hobby – Chilling with the family and video games
  • Favorite quote –

You can follow UFC fighter Adrian Yanez on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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