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Randy Costa vs Adrian Yanez Set For UFC Event on July 24th

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The MMA community finally got their wishes granted as it was confirmed that a bantamweight bout between two exciting prospects in Randy Costa vs Adrian Yanez was set for July 24th. This bout was first reported by Nolan King of MMA Junkie.

Randy Costa (6-1, 2-1 UFC) is on a two-fight winning streak with back-to-back knockout wins over Boston Salmon and Journey Newson. Having originally lost his UFC debut to Brandon Davis via submission, he will now be looking to make his name known in the division with a statement victory over another exciting prospect.

Adrian Yanez (13-3, 2-0 UFC) is a Dana White Contender Series alumni having earned his contract with a win over Brad Huyang. He captured the attention of UFC fans with his recent victory over Gustavo Lopez where his speed and accuracy proved too much for the durable bantamweight as Yanez put him away in the 3rd round. Yanez’s debut ended in spectacular fashion after he knocked out Ray Rodriguez with a head kick in the 1st round, earning him a performance bonus to leave with.

Randy Costa vs Adrian Yanez – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups vs Dr Pepper

The MMA community played a pivotal role in ensuring the UFC made Randy Costa vs Adrian Yanez official with both fighters exchanging in some interesting discussions with the fans on Twitter regarding what is better, Reese’s Peanut Butter or Dr Pepper. This simple, funny and engaging topic kept the fans talking and gave the UFC no option but to make the fight happen.

Meaning on July 24th, not only will we find out who is the better fighter in Randy Costa vs Adrian Yanez, but also what is better, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Dr Pepper. Should Yanez conquer Costa, he will claim the latter while for Costa a win for him would end the debate and establish that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are in fact superior.

Fans of Yanez supported the Texan native’s wishes of wanting to fight at the Toyota center in Houston at UFC 262, with Costa the preferred opponent. One of those wishes was granted with Yanez set to face Costa at a later date. However, with no venue confirmed for July 24th, we may well see Randy Costa vs Adrian Yanez fight at the Toyota center and complete his wishes.

Although changes will definitely be made to the order of bouts, here is the current lineup for the UFC Fight Night event set to take place on July 24th with further fights and a location still to be announced as well:

  • Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs Macy Chiasson (7-1) @ 135 lbs.
  • Raphael Assuncao (27-8) and Kyler Phillips (9-1) @ 135 lbs.
  • Randy Costa (6-1) vs Adrian Yanez (13-3) @ 135 lbs.
  • Maycee Barber (8-2) vs Miranda Maverick (9-2) @ 125 lbs.
  • Trevin Jones (13-6) vs Tony Kelley (7-2) @ 135 lbs.
  • Mickey Gall (6-3) vs Jordan Williams (9-4) @ 180 lbs.

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Dion Williams is a Combat Sports writer for Overtime Heroics covering mainly UFC but also Bellator and Cage Warriors!