“No Mercy” indeed.
Peter Yan signed with the UFC after an impressive career in the Russian scene and was matched up against Teruto Ishihara at Saturday’s UFC Singapore, and made quick work of the Japanese bantamweight.
Speaking with MMA Fighting prior to the bout, Yan said he felt the UFC wanted to “get rid” of Ishihara by booking him against the former ACB champion. When both stepped inside the Octagon, Yan knocked Ishihara down twice and forced the referee to end the contest at the 3:28 mark.
Watch the finish below.
After the fight, Yan admitted he felt nervous entering the UFC cage for the first time.
“I had some jitters before the fight because it was my UFC debut,” Yan said. “My team helped me however, and once I stepped in the Octagon, it was good. My plan was to feel him out at the start, gauge his openings and then once I had those, go for it. I saw his shots and I saw most were missing so I went for the finish.”
Yan now hopes for a quick turnaround to action, campaigning for a spot at the upcoming UFC Moscow card in Russia on Sept. 15.