Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling Rebooked on a Stacked Ufc 259 Card on March 6th

Published 01/07/2021, 10:20 PM EST


UFC 259 is shaping up to be an excellent card. Two title fights have been booked thus far, and it looks as though a third one will be added very soon. Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight belt is reportedly a done deal and will be added to the UFC 259 card. 

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Sterling is ranked number one in the bantamweight division. He secured his title shot after beating Cory Sandhagen in dominant fashion at UFC 250. Yan will be making his first title defense against ‘Funkmaster’. Both men will be aiming to put on a stellar performance on an extremely stacked card. 

Read: ‘See you soon’- Petr Yan trolls Aljamain Sterling on Twitter

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Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan; Second time is the charm?

Brett Okamoto of ESPN tweeted, “Per sources, Petr Yan (@PetrYanUFC) vs. Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) UFC bantamweight title fight has been booked for March 6. Both sides agreed. Yan training right now at American Top Team in U.S.”

The two men were first scheduled to fight in December on the last PPV event of the year. However, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that Yan could not travel to the United States for a fight. Which meant that the UFC had to cancel his fight against Sterling. 

Sterling, who said that he felt like Tony Ferguson after the fight got canceled, has been staying active in preparation for the fight. He recently took on Roman Bravo-Young in an exhibition wrestling match. 

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No Mercy’ has been undefeated since signing with the UFC. The Russian fighter secured a TKO win over legend Jose Aldo to win the vacant bantamweight belt. He will be aiming to make it 11-0 with a win over ‘Funkmaster’

Sterling, on the other hand, bounced back extremely well after his loss to Marlon Moraes in December 2017 to go on a five-fight unbeaten streak. This is the first title shot in the division for ‘Funkmaster’ who will be aiming to make the most of it. 

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What do you make of the UFC 259 card? Who do you think wins in a fight between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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