Robert Whittaker gave an assessment of Peter Yan’s performance

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is impressed with the performance of Petr Yan, who put his career back on track after three straight losses by defeating Song Yadong by unanimous decision this past weekend at UFC 299 in Miami.

In particular, the Australian assessed how the Russian, after giving his opponent the first round, got to work from the second five minutes on and stumped the Chinese with his strategy.

“I think what shocked Song Yadong was that Peter started doing the same thing to him that he himself did in the first round,” Whittaker said on another edition of the MMArcade podcast. “Peter started mixing translations with punches, and it seemed to stump Song a lot.”

“It looked like Song couldn’t anticipate where to expect an attack from or what his opponent was going to do, and Peter took advantage of his confusion by throwing tekdowns, wearing him down, then getting back up in the standup, boxing, and then jumping back to his feet and translating”

“It was really cool – it was crazy to see something like that after Song took the first round with confidence.”

With the victory, Peter Yan revealed that he wants to see his next opponent Marlon Vera, who made a failed attempt to take the flyweight championship belt from Sean O’Malley in the main event, losing to the American by unanimous decision.