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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 …read more

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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 …read more

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Henry Cejudo continues to troll Aljamain Sterling following DQ at UFC Vegas 25: “The Funkmaster era is upon us”

Henry Cejudo continues to troll Aljamain Sterling following the DQ we witnessed at UFC Vegas 25, saying that “The Funkmaster era is upon us.” In a women’s strawweight bout that …read more

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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. …read more

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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. …read more

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Cory Sandhagen not impressed by Aljamain Sterling’s actions following title win, predicts Petr Yan beats him in rematch

Cory Sandhagen has revealed that he wasn’t impressed by Aljamain Sterling after his win over Petr Yan and that he believes Yan will win the rematch. Sandhagen, who was beaten …read more

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Cory Sandhagen thinks Petr Yan 'will definitely' beat Aljamain Sterling in rematch

Cory Sandhagen has no doubt that Petr Yan will reclaim the UFC bantamweight championship.
Yan lost his title to Aljamain Sterling by disqualification after he struck Sterling with an illegal knee …read more

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Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling get in heated spat over “World Cup soccer player” comments made by ‘Triple C’

Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling have reignited their Twitter beef as fans continue to question whether “Triple C” will return to the UFC. Sterling, who is the UFC bantamweight champion …read more

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Aljamain Sterling shares X-ray photo of neck injury ahead of pending surgery

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has shared an X-ray photo of his neck injury as he awaits his impending surgery. Sterling has made it known that this surgery was coming …read more

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Video: No, the UFC shouldn't strip Aljamain Sterling of his bantamweight title

The UFC bantamweight title picture got murky after it was was revealed that champion Aljamain Sterling’s neck surgery will keep him out of action until October at the earliest.
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Mookie & Crookie Show: UFC Vegas 23, Sterling’s surgery, Flick retires

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Episode 117 discussion: UFC Vegas 23 recap, Aljamain Sterling to have neck surgery, Jimmy Flick retires, Joshua-Fury almost finalized Welcome to ‘The …read more

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Aljamain Sterling reveals timeframe for UFC return after opting for neck surgery

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has revealed his timetable for his return to the Octagon after opting for neck surgery. Sterling became the new UFC 135lbs champion last month at …read more

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Aljamain Sterling to Undergo Neck Surgery, Expects to Defend Title Later This Year

Aljamain Sterling will have neck surgery this week to repair on issue that has plagued him for approximately 10 years. …read more

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Aljamain Sterling dispels rumors that upcoming neck surgery will keep him sidelined for 9 months

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UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will undergo neck surgery that will sideline him for several months but he’s firing back at …read more

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Sterling Sidelined Until October With Neck Injury, Yan Calls For Title Strip

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Fight fans will have to wait a little longer before seeing the rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan.
Sterling, who …read more

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Sterling out for months due to neck surgery; Yan says ‘laughing stock’ should be stripped of belt

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Petr Yan isn’t happy about Aljamain Sterling being out for a while. The rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan …read more

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Aljamain Sterling unloads after fans suggest he be stripped of his title due to upcoming neck surgery

Aljamain Sterling was not pleased to see that some fans were calling for him to be stripped of the UFC bantamweight title due to his upcoming neck surgery. Sterling (20-3 …read more

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Aljamain Sterling reveals neck surgery will delay UFC title rematch with Petr Yan

The rematch between UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan will have to wait a while.
That’s because Sterling on Friday revealed he will have neck surgery next week in …read more

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Petr Yan sends a message to Aljamain Sterling: “Your ass is getting stripped p*ssy”

UFC bantamweight contender Petr Yan sent a message to his rival Aljamain Sterling, telling him that “your ass is getting stripped p*ssy.” Yan and Sterling met last month at UFC …read more

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Morning Report: Demetrious Johnson still supports knees to the head of grounded fighters after KO loss to Adriano Moraes: ‘I like these rules’

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In March, Aljamain Sterling won the UFC bantamweight championship when Petr Yan was disqualified for throwing a fight-ending knee to the …read more

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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 …read more

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Aljamain Sterling says Sean O’Malley is “the real deal”

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling praised fellow divisional rival Sean O’Malley, suggesting that “Suga” is “the real deal.” Sterling is coming off of his title fight DQ win over Aljamain …read more

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Henry Cejudo roasts “Oscar winner” Aljamain Sterling following recent jab

Henry Cejudo did not hold back on Aljamain Sterling after the current UFC bantamweight champion took a shot at him on social media. Sterling had recently commented on a photo …read more

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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 …read more

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Jose Aldo calls for ‘big fight’ with Dominick Cruz, defends ‘legitimate champion’ Aljamain Sterling in DQ controversy

Jose Aldo (pictured) wants to face fellow WEC star Dominick Cruz next in the UFC | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jose Aldo is going after …read more

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‘Mighty Mouse’ wants rule change on striking downed opponent

Following the UFC 259 controversy between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling, Demetrious Johnson wants a rule change with regards to striking a downed opponent. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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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 …read more

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Petr Yan slams Aljamain Sterling for suggesting the UFC is “rewarding” him with a rematch

Petr Yan continues to trade shots with Aljamain Sterling. After Yan was DQ’d against Sterling at UFC 259 to lose his bantamweight title, it was thought an immediate rematch would …read more

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Demetrious Johnson calls for rule change following DQ finish in title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan

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If there’s one man who can weigh in on the outcome of UFC title fights, it’s the promotion’s title defense …read more

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Aljamain Sterling questions why Petr Yan is being 'rewarded' with title rematch after illegal knee

Aljamain Sterling thinks Petr Yan intentionally cheated in their bout and shouldn’t get an immediate rematch.
Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) captured the bantamweight title from Yan at UFC 259 after …read more

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Aljamain Sterling welcomes Petr Yan rematch, but questions circumstances: ‘His ass should have been suspended’

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Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan are on track for a bantamweight championship rematch, but Sterling feels that Yan is fortunate to be getting …read more

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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 …read more

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Aljamain Sterling doesn’t understand why Petr Yan is getting “rewarded with a rematch”

Aljamain Sterling doesn’t understand why Petr Yan is getting a rematch. At UFC 259, Sterling fought Yan for the bantamweight title and it was a high-action fight. However, entering the …read more

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Aljamain Sterling responds to criticism from veteran referee John McCarthy

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling responded to criticism from veteran referee John McCarthy about the Petr Yan illegal knee. Sterling won the UFC’s 135lbs belt at UFC 259 earlier this …read more

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Aljamain Sterling fires back at “dirty dickhead” Petr Yan, called “softest fighter on UFC roster”

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling called Petr Yan a “dirty dickhead” as the two rivals got into a war of words on social media. Sterling and Yan’s 135lbs title fight …read more

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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 …read more

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What beef? Matt Serra says he and Aljamain Sterling 'will always be cool' despite corner snub

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra won’t be leaving Aljamain Sterling’s side.
Serra, Sterling’s longtime coach, last week opened up about his disappointment in Sterling’s decision to not include him in …read more

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‘Funk Master’ Reunites With Serra

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight titleholder Aljamain Sterling is all smiles this week, posing with a belt he won by disqualification and standing arm-in-arm …read more

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Aljamain Sterling believes he “outstruck” Petr Yan at UFC 259

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling believes that he “outstruck” Petr Yan in their title fight at UFC 259, one that ended via DQ. Sterling won the 135lbs title after Yan …read more

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Petr Yan vows to drown Aljamain Sterling after “Funkmaster” seemingly agrees to rematch

Petr Yan is confident he will get his belt back when he rematches Aljamain Sterling. At UFC 259, Yan was looking to defend his belt for the first time and …read more

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Aljamain Sterling poses with two MMA title belts, says he wants the Petr Yan rematch

Aljamain Sterling posted his first picture posing with the UFC title. In the first of three title fights at UFC 259, Sterling became the new champion due to Petr Yan …read more

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Rob Font reacts to ‘sh*tty situation’ in Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling title fight, pitches bantamweight ‘supercard’ in May

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As the third-ranked bantamweight in the world, Rob Font was paying very close attention to the title fight between Petr …read more

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Aljamain Sterling leans into 'actor' label and poses with UFC title, calls to 'run it back' with Petr Yan

Aljamain Sterling appears ready to steer into the skid a little more than a week removed from his controversial UFC title win.
Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) has received a severe …read more

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Sterling didn’t want to party following DQ win, says guest Billy Quarantillo

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Party guest Billy Quarantillo says Aljamain Sterling was reluctant to celebrate following his DQ win at UFC 259. Those photos …read more

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Aljamain Sterling didn’t want to celebrate at UFC 259 post-fight party, says guest Billy Quarantillo

UFC featherweight Billy Quarantillo, who was a guest, says that Aljamain Sterling didn’t want to celebrate at his UFC 259 post-fight party. Sterling has been the talk of the MMA …read more

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WWE’s Big E explains how Aljamain Sterling can embrace “babyface role” following UFC 259

WWE superstar Big E explained how UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling can embrace a “babyface role” following his fight at UFC 259. Sterling won the UFC’s 135lbs belt last weekend …read more

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WWE Superstar Big E still sees Aljamain Sterling as ‘babyface’ amid Petr Yan illegal knee controversy

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As someone who is familiar with both the cheers and jeers of millions of fans worldwide, Big E …read more

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Aljamain Sterling calls for “new gloves” following last night’s Edwards vs. Muhammad result

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling called for “new gloves” following last night’s Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad No Contest result. Edwards landed an accidental eye poke at the beginning of …read more

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The Great Divide: Should T.J. Dillashaw challenge Aljamain Sterling next instead of Petr Yan?

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The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world …read more

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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 …read more

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Aljamain Sterling reacts after UFC Vegas 21 main card bout ends due to an illegal knee

Aljamain Sterling was one of many fighters who reacted online after tonight’s UFC Vegas 21 main card opener ended due to an illegal knee. A middleweight bout between Eryk Anders …read more

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Déjà vu at UFC Fight Night 187 as illegal knee stops fight for second consecutive week

For the second consecutive week, a UFC fight ended because of an illegal knee.
One week after the UFC 259 bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan ended in …read more

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Yan Believes Sterling ‘Doesn’t Want To Fight Me Again’

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The only fight to make for Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan is a rematch between the two bantamweights after their …read more

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Wrestling breakdown: How Yan turned the tables on Sterling

Petr Yan trips out the legs of Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Aljamain Sterling was supposed to be the …read more

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Matt Serra Feels “Hurt” & “Disrespected” By Sterling’s UFC 259 Snub

Former UFC champion and Aljamain Sterling’s coach Matt Serra can’t help but feel disappointed and even a bit betrayed by being excluded from his star pupil’s corner at UFC 259. …read more

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Anthony Smith believes Yan vs. Sterling outcome proves “referees need to take more responsibility”

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith has called out referees for needing to take more responsibility after the Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling fight at UFC 259 last weekend. As most …read more

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Matt Serra done cornering, 'hurt' by Aljamain Sterling's snub from UFC 259 title fight

Don’t expect to see UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra cageside anytime soon.
Serra, the former UFC welterweight champion-turned-coach, has decided to walk away from cornering fighters after a recent incident …read more

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Matt Serra retires as Aljamain Sterling’s corner after feeling ‘a little disrespected’ by UFC 259 snub

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Left out of Aljamain Sterling’s corner …read more

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Petr Yan claims Aljamain Sterling is “the real paper champ” after UFC 259

Petr Yan believes Aljamain Sterling is the real paper champion. In the lead-up to UFC 259 and Yan’s first title defense, Sterling was calling the Russian a paper champion. He …read more

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Serra Retires After Getting ‘Disrespected’ By Sterling

Longtime UFC bantamweight veteran Aljamain Sterling captured the 135-pound title from Russian bruiser Petr Yan at the UFC 259 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (March 6, 20210) at APEX …read more

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Matt Serra felt “disrespected” and “hurt” Aljamain Sterling didn’t want him in his corner at UFC 259, announces retirement from cornering

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra said he felt “disrespected” that Aljamain Sterling didn’t want to have him in his corner at UFC 259. Sterling fought Petr Yan for the …read more

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Petr Yan’s Coach Questions Sterling’s Explanations After Concussive Knee

Following the messy aftermath at UFC 259, Petr Yan’s coach thought the explanations Aljamain Sterling gave after the loss were confusing at best. When controversy filled the mixed martial arts …read more

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Morning Report: Petr Yan calls Aljamain Sterling’s actions ‘shameful,’ says Sterling acted injured to win belt

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On Saturday night at UFC 259, Petr Yan lost his UFC bantamweight title when he illegally kneed Aljamain Sterling in …read more

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Petr Yan's coach clears up corner confusion in UFC 259 DQ loss to Aljamain Sterling

Petr Yan’s American Top Team coach, Marcos DaMatta, recalls the corner advice that was given to the Russian moments before he lost his bantamweight championship.
Yan (15-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was …read more

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