It was expected to be a barn-burner, and that’s what it turned out to be as Randy Costa and Adrian Yanez put on a show to kick-off the UFC Vegas 32. Adrian Yanez picked up a stoppage win in the second round to take his winning streak to seven straight wins and sent a statement to the UFC’s bantamweight division.
Costa was the more aggressive of both fighters, landing several vicious leg kicks, showing great head movement and incredible movement. While many expected Yanez to be more dominant, it was Costa who stole the show at UFC Vegas 32 with his impeccable striking and his unusual rhythm that proved to be too much for Adrian Yanez.
Costa showed great kicks, a lethal jab, and incredible footwork to completely dominate Yanez in the first round.
Adrian Yanez passes the tough test in Randy Costa
However, Yanez started picking up in the closing moments of the first round, finding the rhythm and his own jab. Needless to say, the fight was expected to be fireworks, and that’s what happened when Yanez and Costa shared the UFC Octagon.
Yanez survived the early onslaught, and went all-in in the second round, constantly pressuring Randy Costa to eventually stop him in the second round.
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It was the damage inflicted by a vicious body shot, followed by the uppercut that proved to be too much for Randy Costa, who fell on his knees. Needless to say, answered shots from Yanez meant the referee had to step in to stop the fight with Adrian Yanez picking up his seventh straight win inside the Octagon.
Adrian Yanez did not look too impressed with his performance in the first round, and while he did predict a second-round finish, it wasn’t in the manner Yanez would have hoped. Be that as it may, Yanez proved why he deserves to be among the elites in the bantamweight division and will look to follow the same momentum going forward in his UFC career.