‘We All Saw How the Fight Went’- Cory Sandhagen Claims Petr Yan Will Comfortably Beat Aljamain Sterling in the Rematch

Published 07/20/2021, 11:40 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Petr Yan of Russia celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Cory Sandhagen will face T.J. Dillashaw at the UFC Vegas 32 event this July. Sandhagen is ranked No.2 in the UFC bantamweight rankings and will expect to win the fight and challenge for the title. While the winner of the Sandhagen and Dillashaw fight will probably become the No.1 contender, who they will face for the title, will be finalized later this year.

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Petr Yan will most probably face Aljamain Sterling for the title, before the end of the year. Therefore, the winner of the Dillashaw vs Sandhagen fight will face the winner of Yan vs Sterling for the title. If ‘The Sandman’ wins his fight against Dillashaw, he might face either Yan or Sterling, therefore the fighter is quite interested in their fight.

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During a recent interview with ESPN, he shared his views of that fight. He said, “I think Yan is going to win that fight against Sterling unless Sterling can pull something out of his hat. But I think we all saw how the fight went the first time around, where I think Yan was pretty decisively winning.”

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“So I think Yan will likely win that fight and I’ll fight Yan whenever Yan wants to fight. The same goes for Sterling if Sterling wins.” Sandhagen clearly feels that Yan is the favorite going into the fight and Sterling would have to do something special to defeat him.

What to expect from the fight between Cory Sandhagen and T.J. Dillashaw?

Cory Sandhagen and Dillashaw have had a topsy-turvy relationship. From being training partners to rivals to challenging each other for the No.1 contender spot, the pair have come a long way.

However, inside the ring, both fighters respect each other and acknowledge each other’s talent. Both of them also know each other fighting style really well as they have trained together for a long time. Therefore, when they meet at UFC Vegas 32, it would be interesting to see which fighter comes out on top.

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Who do you think will win the fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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