“Alga Is My B****”- Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling Size Each Other Up

Published 12/26/2021, 1:33 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (R-L) Petr Yan of Russia delivers an illegal knee against Aljamain Sterling in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Petr Yan is the current interim UFC bantamweight champion of the world. He took this title after defeating his most recent opponent, Cory Sandhagen, as UFC 267’s co-main event. The thrilling fight lasted full twenty-five minutes, going all five rounds.

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The clash between the two demonstrated one of the finest fighting skills in the MMA world. The fight began with the first round being dominated by Cory’s leg strikes and constant stance changes. However, Yan showed his true potential in the second round with his powerful punching and array of spinning combos.

Previously, Petr lost his bantamweight belt to Aljamain Sterling in a very unfortunate way. Although the fight was in Petr’s control, an illegal knee in the fourth round led to his disqualification. Not only did he lose the title, but Yan also became the first champion to do so in such a fashion.

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Consequently, the two were set for a rematch at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi on October 30. Unfortunately, the plans got canceled because of Sterling’s neck issues. Following this, ‘No Mercy’ recently sent a message to “Funk Master’. He shared on tweeter, “Friendly reminder that Alga is my b***h. This time I will destroy this little whiner even more impressive.”

Sterling also replied to this claiming this rematch would be a huge payday for him.

Fans in the comment showed their excitement for this much-awaited battle

Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling: Redemption match for both

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After the first square off, Aljamain seemed very emotional. He shared, “That’s Not The Way I Wanted To Win”. According to Joe Rogan, Sterling was only one point behind Yan in two judge scorecards and ahead by one in one judges’ card.

Both the fighters are looking for a proper redemption bout to earn the bantamweight champion title in the right way. Since his last fight against Yan, Aljamain hasn’t fought another fighter.

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Although their rematch isn’t confirmed yet, who do you think will win in the rematch? Petr Yan or Aljamain Sterling? Let us know your picks and speculations in the comment section below.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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