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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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Referee Herb Dean shares his thoughts on Aljamain Sterling’s DQ win over Petr Yan

UFC referee Herb Dean has given his thoughts on the controversial ending to Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling back at UFC 259. In their UFC Bantamweight Championship clash, it appeared …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 fires back at Sean O’Malley over short joke: “Too bad the steroids you took couldn’t give you a strong ankle”

Henry Cejudo was not happy that Sean O’Malley referenced him in a “short joke” during his recent exchange with Petr Yan on social media. O’Malley (13-1 MMA) has been trying …read more

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Sean O’Malley Calls Out Former Champ Petr Yan For His Next Fight

Move over Dominick Cruz, Sean O’Malley has now decided to set his sights on another former bantamweight champion in Petr Yan. Despite his epic blunder at UFC 259, many people …read more

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O’Malley calls for fight with Yan in July

Sean O’Malley during the UFC 222 weigh-ins. | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former bantamweight champ Petr Yan isn’t sure …read more

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Petr Yan shares Marlon Moraes knockout in latest jab at Aljamain Sterling: “Actor fought 4 months after that KO”

UFC bantamweight Petr Yan shared the Marlon Moraes knockout in his latest jab at Aljamain Sterling: “Actor fought 4 months after that KO.” Yan illegally kneed Sterling in the head …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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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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Michael Bisping wants to see harsher penalties on illegal knees to grounded opponents

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Michael Bisping thinks extreme consequences could stem from kneeing a grounded opponent.
It’s been a topic that’s been heavily debated of late, especially after Petr Yan was disqualified …read more

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Posted on April 9, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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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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‘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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Sterling: Why should Yan be ‘rewarded with a rematch?’

Aljamain Sterling is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his DQ win over Petr Yan at UFC 259. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

“Any other …read more

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Posted on March 27, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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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 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 …read more

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Posted on March 19, 2021, 12:46 pm By
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Video: Is there anything MMA can do about varying rule interpretations?

Two weeks in a row, UFC events saw fights end due to illegal knees.
At UFC 259, Petr Yan lost the bantamweight title when he was disqualified for hitting Aljamain Sterling …read more

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Posted on March 18, 2021, 12:16 pm By
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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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Herb Dean felt Stewart may have ‘baited’ Anders into illegal knee says UFC VP

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Why did Petr Yan get DQ’d and Eryk Anders didn’t? The UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs …read more

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Video: Matt Serra reunites with Aljamain Sterling, vows to help in title defense against Petr Yan

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Aljamain Sterling has one less beef to worry about.
Following a week in which he became the first …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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Petr Yan fires back at Eryk Anders for his use of an illegal knee at UFC Vegas 21

Petr Yan could not resist the opportunity to get a shot in at middleweight fighter Eryk Anders following UFC Vegas 21. Anders (13-5 MMA) was one of many fighters to …read more

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Posted on March 15, 2021, 6:16 am By
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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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Joe Rogan addresses controversy, confusion over Petr Yan’s UFC 259 illegal knee

Petr Yan became the first UFC champion to lose his belt because of a disqualification at UFC 259. Joe Rogan recently talked about the disqualification, the controversy surrounding it, and …read more

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Posted on March 14, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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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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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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Anthony Smith rips referee's handling of UFC 259 DQ call that gave Aljamain Sterling title over Petr Yan

Anthony Smith is not pleased with the way referee Mark Smith handled Aljamain Sterling’s disqualification win at UFC 259.
Sterling became the first fighter in UFC history to win a title …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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Cruz slams Dillashaw for calling Petr Yan a cheater at UFC 259

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“That’s just him exposing himself again, trying to make himself feel better for being a cheater”. Dominick Cruz doesn’t think …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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Dominick Cruz slams TJ Dillashaw for cheater comments towards Petr Yan: “You’re about eight years old”

UFC bantamweight Dominick Cruz slammed TJ Dillashaw for his cheater comments towards Petr Yan, telling him “you’re about eight years old.” In the wake of Yan’s DQ loss to Aljamain …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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Sterling did nothing wrong after Yan’s illegal knee

Aljimain Sterling was illegally kneed by Petr Yan at UFC 259. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Looking to point fingers after UFC 259? …read more

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Moments after landing an illegal knee, Ali Guliev scores TKO finish at BRAVE CF 47

Another devastating illegal knee has landed in MMA, this time courtesy of BRAVE CF’s Ali Guliev.
Less than a week after Petr Yan lost his bantamweight title by disqualification for striking …read more

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Anthony Smith believes referee should have made DQ call, not force Aljamain Sterling to decide if he could continue 

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Following a brutal illegal knee strike from Petr Yan at UFC 259, Aljamain Sterling laid on 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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Petr Yan accuses Aljamain Sterling of exaggerating injury to win title via DQ

Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan has hit his latest opponent, Aljamain Sterling, with some serious accusations. Yan and Sterling met on the UFC 259 main card, with the bantamweight …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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