Report: Petr Yan Versus Aljamain Sterling Rebooked
It looks like the UFC has another title fight set for spring, as it's being reported Yan vs. Sterling will fight at UFC 259.
Yan – Sterling reportedly set for UFC 259
According to a report from MMA Junkie, contracts have been sent to Yan and Sterling to fight at the March 6th card, which has yet to have a location determined.
The bantamweight champ Yan was supposed to fight Sterling at UFC 256 last month. But, the 27-year-old Russian fighter had to drop out due to personal reasons.
Yan (15-1) won the title in July by stopping Jose Aldo and has won 10 straight.
The 31-year-old Sterling (19-3) is coming off a quick, submission win over Cory Sandhagen in June. The American has won five in a row.
UFC 259 line-up
With the addition of Yan -Sterling, this means that UFC 259 will feature three title fights. Middleweight champ Israel Adesanya is set to challge light-heavyweight champ, Jan Blachowicz.
Amanda Nunes is also scheduled to defend the featherweight title against Megan Anderson.
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Here is the card to date for the upcoming event (via MMA Junkie).
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya – for light heavyweight title
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight title
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – for bantamweight title
Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Randy Costa vs. Trevin Jones
Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
*card subject to change