Achieving success at the amateur level often foreshadows the road ahead when a fighter decides to go all in on a professional leap of faith. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to the latest drumbeater of unquestioned peril leading the renegade revolution at flyweight in Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship in their efforts towards European expansion in the United Kingdom and beyond following their Manchester success. A professional mixed martial artist since October 2023 and representing Fearless MMA, Andy Yates owns a 1-0 record with his only victory during his time in the professional ranks coming via decision. He is 1-0 under the Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship banner. Yates has gone to the scorecards a single time over the course of his career as a professional MMA fighter sweeping them clean across the board on that occasion. He has spent his entire career as a professional mixed martial artist with Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship. The lone victory during Yates’s professional career has been via a unanimous verdict over a period of three rounds and a duration of 15 minutes. He fought for various organizations as an amateur including Battle Arena and Golden Ticket Fight Promotions before turning professional this year.
In his professional MMA debut on the main card of Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship 8 Manchester fight night, he faced Scott Johnson and went on to defeat him via unanimous decision. The win earned Yates the first decision victory of his professional career. He also picked up victory number one under the Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship banner in the process. Everything is coming up golden for this English Midas with a lion’s heart in the beginning chapters of this roaring success story at 1-0, so foes are advised to watch what touch for fear in invoking the wrath of the whole pride in the ultimate test of strength!