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Aljamain Sterling: Petr Yan Is In For A Rude Awakening In Rematch

After his controversial championship win against Petr Yan at UFC 259, UFC champion Aljamain Sterling is eager ahead of their long-awaited rematch. The bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling definitely hasn't had a quiet title reign despite not putting his belt up for a defense yet. Since the Longo-Serra-based fighter endured...

Sandhagen Joins Dillashaw In Writing Off Aljamain Sterling

Cory Sandhagen, like his next opponent TJ Dillashaw, doesn't see Aljamain Sterling beating Petr Yan in the rematch. At UFC 259, Yan and Sterling had their anticipated bantamweight title fight. In the scrap, Yan dropped Sterling in the first and was starting to dominate the scrap. He was stuffing the...

Aljamain Sterling Provides Major Update On Return Progress

In what has already been a very eventful and newsworthy 2021, there is a positive update on one of the most unique and polarizing stories of the year. Fresh off of his controversial disqualification victory over Petr Yan to become the new UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling disclosed that...

Aljamain Sterling Gives Firm Estimate On Return Date, Slams Skeptics

Aljamain Sterling now has a firmer timeline on when we could be seeing him return to competition, and he also has a strong message for his detractors. In a recent interview with MiddleEasy, Aljamain Sterling revealed that he rejected a rematch against Petr Yan because he is still recovering from...

Sterling & Johnson Still Disagree On Rules After Johnson’s Knee KO Loss

Aljamain Sterling and Demetrious Johnson still disagree on whether knees to a downed fighter should be legal, even after Johnson fell victim to the maneuver on Wednesday. Following Aljamain Sterling’s DQ victory over Petr Yan to become the new UFC bantamweight champion, one of the many people who weighed in...

Aljamain Sterling Calls Vera’s UFC 252 Win Over O’Malley “Flukish”

Aljamain Sterling believes Sean O'Malley is the real deal and doesn't put too much stock in his loss to Marlon Vera. At UFC 252 in August, Vera scored a first-round TKO win over O'Malley due to O'Malley's ankle giving out. After Vera kicked him, it hit the nerve and caused...

Aljamain Sterling Rejected Yan Rematch, Could Be Out Over 9 Months

It looks like fans and Petr Yan may be in for a long wait for Aljamain Sterling to return for a UFC 259 rematch. Petr Yan entered UFC 259 as bantamweight champion but would go on to lose the strap after illegally kneeing Sterling in the face. This left...

TJ Dillashaw Completely Overlooking Aljamain Sterling In Title Plans

TJ Dillashaw is not putting Aljamain Sterling in his plans at all as he prepares to make his push toward reclaiming the bantamweight championship. It has been over two years since TJ Dillashaw has been able to call himself the UFC bantamweight champion. His designation as such fell not because...

Petr Yan: Coward Aljamain Sterling Has Rejected Rematch Multiple Times

According to former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling has already declined to rematch him “multiple times.” UFC 259’s bantamweight title fight concluded in what will go down as arguably the most controversial finish in the history of the UFC. It certainly was history-making, though, as it was the...

Aljamain Sterling Feels Petr Yan Is Being “Rewarded” For Rulebreaking

Aljamain Sterling doesn’t seem to believe the punishment is fitting the crime for Petr Yan after his disqualifying knee at UFC 259. Aljamain Sterling has expressed a willingness to run it back with Petr Yan after the controversial ending to their first bantamweight title bout at UFC 259, but he...

Aljamain Sterling Reveals Why He’s In No Rush To Rematch Petr Yan

Aljamain Sterling will be taking his time before running it back with former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. From the moment the championship belt was wrapped around the waist of Aljamain Sterling as a result of a disqualification, the conclusion of UFC 259’s bantamweight title fight has been dissected from every...

Are Illegal Shots ‘Just Part Of The Sport?’

When the UFC first burst onto the scene, it was promoted as a “no rules” form of fighting. Throughout the years, the ruleset was fine-tuned, and we now have the sport of MMA that we all know and love. There are still few rules, but the rules that do...

Matt Serra & Aljamain Sterling Show United Front After UFC 259 Fallout

Days after Matt Serra expressed that he felt hurt and disrespected by long-time pupil Aljamain Sterling, the pair have now affirmed that their relationship remains strong. Aljamain Sterling took part in the biggest fight of his career at UFC 259 when he challenged Petr Yan for the bantamweight title. One...

Sterling Claims Fans Are Threatening Family & Friends Over UFC 259 DQ

According to Aljamain Sterling, the response to his controversial UFC 259 title win has been more radical than the general public realizes. Despite Aljamain Sterling being on the receiving end of an illegal knee from Petr Yan, it has been Sterling placed at the center of attention in the...

Petr Yan Claims UFC Reached Out For Match But Doubts Sterling Accepts

Petr Yan is still looking for a rematch with new champion Aljamain Sterling, but he feels Sterling is not interested in running it back. It has been one week since UFC 259, where Petr Yan lost his bantamweight title in one of the most heartbreaking ways. Yan was disqualified from...