Alex Wolkanowski has endorsed Petr Yan ahead of his return to the UFC

Former UFC featherweight champion, Aleksander Volkanovski, believes in the success of his former sparring partner Petr Yan, who will return to the octagon this weekend after a one-year hiatus to face dangerous Chinese prospect Song Yadong.

“It’s an interesting fight,” said the Australian in another video posted on his Youtube channel. “Peter Yan is a buddy of mine and I know what he’s capable of. I think stylistically, it’s not a bad fight for him, although Song Yadong is really good and is a big threat to a lot of people in this division. But stylistically, it’s not a bad fight for Petr. His counter-attacking boxing should work well against a powerful guy like Yadong”

“I think it’s a great fight for Petr, as not many people want to fight Song Yadong, and a win over him will give him back the position he lost after a few losses. He’ll be back in the top echelon of guys who aren’t far away from a title fight, and since he’s a former champion, he’ll be in the title race too”

As a reminder, the flyweight bout between Peter Yan and Song Yadong will be part of UFC 299, which takes place on March 9 in Miami.