Photo: Cody Garbrandt (© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Petr Yan and Cody Garbrandt separated by security after heated backstage encounter

Harsh words as these two rivals met up at UFC 245: "Don't get smacked up you little..."

Top ranked bantamweights Petr Yan and Cody Garbrandt do not like each other.

In the first bout on the main card for UFC 245, returning superstar Urijah Faber took on the ice cold Russian phenom Petr “No Mercy” Yan. Faber had returned from retirement to the UFC with a spectacular first round KO earlier this year. He then took a fight few are clamouring for against Yan, and fans got to see why. While Faber had his moments, Yan was leading the fight en route to a third round knockout win.

Following the biggest win of his career, Yan called fora title shot against Henry Cejudo.

“I’m very glad I won. I hope today, Urijah fans are going to become my fans,” Yan said. “I want next fight, Cejudo title shot. Triple clown? Where is triple clown?”

One of those in attendance at UFC 245 was former bantamweight champion Cody “No Love” Garbrandt, who was there to support his team mate Faber. Garbrandt had previously had some choice words directed at Yan, which the Russians manager Sayat Abdrakhmanov shared on social media.

After Yan’s huge win, he ran into Garbrandt backstage. The two got into a heated exchange, forcing security to intervene.

While it’s unclear what caused this interaction and what is being said between the two one thing is apparent: These two do not like each other. Yan then commented on the encounter via Twitter.

Yan has previously challenged Garbrandt on social media, calling it “No Mercy vs No Chin”. Garbrandt has been brutally knocked out in his past three bouts. Yan, on the other hand, now sits on an impressive six fight win streak. In his ongoing successes in the octagon he has beaten the likes of Jimmie Rivera and two-time title challenger John Dodson.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for

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