Yana Kunistkaya and her fellow UFC fighter / partner Thiago Santos have announced that she’s pregnant with their first child together.
Kunitskaya and Santos had jokingly claimed she was pregnant previously as an April Fool’s Day prank, but this time it’s actually happening, with ‘Foxy’ stating that she intends to return to the Octagon in 2022.
The news comes at a time when the 31-year-old Kunitskaya is just is barely five weeks away from her last fight against Irene Aldana, in which she suffered a first round TKO loss.
Prior to that Kunitskaya had been on a 4-1 run at bantamweight and as such is still ranked No.6 in the division as she prepares for her extended absence from the Octagon.
As for the 37-year-old Santos, who she got engaged to in December of last year, he has had a tough run of it lately, having suffered three losses in a row against Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira and Aleksander Rakic, but having won four fights in a row prior to that, he still holds down the No.4 spot at 205lbs.
Santos will have a chance to get back to winning ways at UFC Fight Night 193 on October 2nd in las Vegas, where he’s scheduled to fight Johnny Walker.