Adrian Yanez Bounces Back From Losses, TKOs Vinicius Salvador at UFC Vegas 92

Adrian Yanez and Vinicius Salvador, UFC Vegas 92
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 18: (R-L) Adrian Yanez punches Vinicius Salvador of Brazil in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 18, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Adrian Yanez rebounded from his first two UFC losses by stopping Vinicius Salvador in the first round at UFC Vegas 92 on Saturday.

Salvador is normally a flyweight, but after missing weight in his last fight he had to move up to the 135 pound weight class. There, he was chosen as the bounce-back opponent for Yanez, a former ranked fighter who suffered two knockout losses to ranked opponents in Rob Font and Jonathan Martinez. Those setbacks came after Yanez opened up his UFC run at 5-0.

As a huge favorite, Yanez did exactly what he was expected to at UFC Vegas 92.

The fight was all striking. Yanez kept the pressure on until he found his moment to land a big right hook which dropped Salvador. Adrian pounced on top and rained down a good twenty-five punches before referee Chris Tognoni finally deemed it necessary to stop the bout.

Adrian Yanez then used his post-fight speech to raise awareness for disaster relief for his hometown of Houston, Texas. Houston and surrounding areas in Texas were recently hit by deadly storms, resulting in at least seven deaths in the Houston area alone.

Official Result: Adrian Yanez def. Vinicius Salvador by TKO (right hook to ground strikes) Round 1, 2:47