UFC Vegas 22 Results: Adrian Yanez KO’s Gustavo Lopez In Third Round

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 20: (R-L) Adrian Yanez punches Gustavo Lopez in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

An exciting bantamweight bout on paper saw Adrian Yanez and Gustavo Lopez paired up at UFC Vegas 22. A fight that produced a very exciting finish.

The fun bit of matchmaking saw Yanez, a Contender Series veteran who won his UFC debut last year in thunderous fashion care of a head kick, paired up against Lopez — a former Combate Americas champ known for exciting fights of his own.

When two Mexican (or Mexican-American) fighters face off in the UFC, you know it is going to be a fun fight. That was the case Saturday in Yanez vs. Lopez.

Both fighters met in the middle of the octagon but felt each other out for a minute. Yanez landed a calf kick and a nice 1-2 combo. Yanez then cracked Lopez with a right hand, but Lopez ate it. With two minutes left, both men landed punches. Lopez landed a right hook that stung Yanez and Yanez landed a follow-up punch of his own. Lopez landed a left hand, and Yanez landed a nasty combo that rocked Lopez. A great start to the fight.

Yanez landed a right hand to start round two. He thought about going for a flying knee but just jumped straight up. Yanez landed a beautiful counter 1-2 combo, followed by a right hand that dropped Lopez! Yanez went for the kill, but Lopez shot for a takedown. Yanez was looking very, very crisp. With 90 seconds left, Lopez landed a calf kick. Yanez caught Lopez’s kick and fired off a punch. Yanez threw a high kick with 30 seconds left. He faked a spinning kick to end round two. Another fantastic round, with Adrian Yanez really turning up the heat.

With Lopez needing a finish, he opened up round three with a jab. Yanez landed a right hand counter in turn that put Lopez down! That was all she wrote, as the referee stepped in to save him.

Two UFC fights, two knockouts. Impressive stuff for Yanez, especially when you add on his Contender Series showing.

Official Result: Adrian Yanez def. Gustavo Lopez by knockout, Round 3, 0:39