5 Fights to Make After UFC 267

written by: Cam Bennett     Magomed Ankalaev vs Thiago Santos or Dominick Reyes   ‚ÄčIt seems that there is a resurgence in the light heavyweight division with some fresh blood and new sharks cutting their teeth. Magomed Ankalaev one of the guys that continues to climb up the ranks in impressive fashion. Ankalaev was […]

UFC Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw Expects Octagon Return in just 3 Months

T.J. Dillashaw returned to MMA action late last month and looked every bit the bantamweight king in waiting. The former strap-holder, who never actually lost his belt inside the Octagon, defeated Cory Sandhagen with a brave, technical display at UFC Vegas 32. Emphasis on the bravery here. During the fight, Dillashaw suffered multiple ligament tears […]

Petr Yan calls for rematch with Aljamain Sterling under the PRIDE FC ruleset

Yan

Expected to re-run a bantamweight championship matchup with rival, Aljamain Sterling this summer, Petr Yan has questioned whether the UFC would promote the matchup, with the now-defunct Pride Fighting Championship ruleset employed. Opening the first of a three title fight card at UFC 259 in February, Yan attempted to make the first successful defence of […]

Petr Yan claims Aljamain Sterling ‘exaggerated’ the effect of illegal knee at UFC 259

Yan

Former UFC bantamweight champion, Petr Yan has accused recently minted titleholder, Aljamain Sterling of playing up the extent of the illegal knee at landed at UFC 259 last Saturday, which resulted in his disqualification and removal as undisputed 135-pound pacesetter. Yan, who was attempting his first defence of the bantamweight championship following his crowning at […]

Aljamain Sterling keen to prove Petr Yan is just a ‘paper champion’

Sterling

Ahead of his UFC 259 championship challenge this weekend, Aljamain Sterling is eager to prove that incumbent bantamweight best, developing rival, Petr Yan is just a paper champion. Sterling, who makes his well-overdue championship fight debut this weekend against the Dudinka native, has continuously questioned the level of competition Yan faced on his way to […]

Cory Sandhagen: Petr Yan was served the belt on a silver platter

Sandhagen

Streaking UFC bantamweight contender, Cory Sandhagen certainly isn’t impressed with the way in which current undisputed titleholder, Petr Yan earned his moniker as the division’s pacesetter — claiming the champion was almost handed his title owner status on a silver platter. Sitting at #2 in the official bantamweight rankings, Sandhagen rebounded from a rear-naked choke […]

Petr Yan claims he’ll put Aljamain Sterling ‘to sleep’ ahead of UFC 259 clash

Yan

Finally expected to lock horns in a much-anticipated bantamweight title matchup, incumbent division kingpin, Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan is scheduled to make his first attempted defence of his throne in March at UFC 259 — as he draws rival and longtime number-one contender, Aljamain ‘Funk Master’ Sterling as part of a triple-header of title fights. […]

Report: Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling removed from UFC 256 card

Yan

The promotion’s final flagship event of the yeat continues to take hits – losing it’s third scheduled undisputed title matchup. Slated for the December 12th. showcase, a bantamweight title match between reigning champion, Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan, and perennial contender, Aljamain ‘Funk Master’ Sterling has reportedly been postponed. Yan, who was set to attempt the […]

Report: Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling set for UFC 256 on December 12th.

Yan

A long-awaited bantamweight title clash between reigning gold holder, Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan and perennial contender, Aljamain ‘Funk Master’ Sterling is slated for the co-main event of UFC 256 on December 12th. – from Las Vegas, Nevada. Promotional perfect titleholder, Yan looks to score his first successful title defence following a vacant title victory over […]