LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Aljamain Sterling reacts after his victory by disqualification over Petr Yan of Russia due to an intentional foul in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada . (Photo by Jeff Bottari / Zuffa LLC)
After an unusual ending and an unprecedented way of crowning a new champion. The rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan already has a date. The fight is in the works for the UFC 267 card.
The match was revealed by Damon Martin from MMA Fighting the afternoon of this Saturday.
In the first fight in UFC 259, Sterling new champion was crowned after an accidental knee from Petr. The loss ended a ten-win streak and his undefeated inside the Octagon. Before that fight, Yan knocked out Jose Aldo in UFC 251, crowned champion of the division after the retirement of the former champion Henry Cejudo.
Sterling, he will have his first title defense. The fighter of Serra-Longo MMA He’s on a six-win streak. Before that fight, he subjected Cory Sandhagen in the co-star of UFC 250 and earned the right to be the next challenger to the belt. Aljamain noted for his strong grappling, with 8 wins by way of completion.
UFC 267 It will be held on October 30 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.