Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling will be the fight for the Bantamweight title, which will be held at UFC 256. Both fighters have a quite long win streak, while Sterling has won five fights in a row, Yan has won all seven fights in the UFC. Both fighters are very dangerous and aggressive so this should be a very interesting fight. To have more insights on this Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling fight, please read our preview below.
Although Yan is quite unknown name to many MMA fans, the fighter has risen up very fast and this summer fought for the title against another Bantamweight legend Jose Aldo. Yan was a clear favorite in this fight, nobody expected such a performance. Knowing that it was Aldo’s last chance to win the gold, Yan still absolutely dominated him on the ground and in striking. Without Aldo another serious opponent Yan has faced is only Faber, another fighter who is now retired, but the main thing is how Yan wins such fights, with absolute dominance. However, Sterling is such fighter who will have a hug reach advantage and will not be taken on the ground so easily. So this will be a true test for the Russian.
Although Sterling is also a less known name, he is rising also very fast and has a five wins streak. Defeating such fighters as Munhoz, Sandhagen, Rivera, and Stamann earned him a long-awaited title shot. In this fight a huge advantage will be Sterling’s experience. He has way more fights, however, he never fought five rounds. Yan did it in his last fight and shown his endurance to be excellent. In this fight Sterling will have to use his reach advantage, placing as many jabs as possible, also his grappling skills are not that bad,that he would be afraid to be taken down. But Yan will have speed’s advantage and this might be a huge disadvantage for the American.
Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling H2H
Both fighters have never faced each other before and it makes this fight even more interesting.