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Tonight’s UFC259 main card featured a men’s bantamweight title battle between current champion Petr Yan and top candidate Aljamain Sterling.

Yang (15-2 MMA) promotion After defeating MMA legend Jose Aldo in the fifth round of TKO, he won a vacant bantamweight title at UFC 251. The victory shows that the Russians have won 10 times in a row and 7 times in a row under the UFC flag.

Meanwhile, Aljamain Sterling (20-3 MMA) participated in tonight’s UFC 259 event with five consecutive victories. His latest match defeated top UFC 250 candidate Cory Sandhagen for the first time.Funk masterThere has been no defeat since it was started by Marlon Moraes in December 2017.

Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling

Tonight’s UFC 259 Men’s Bantamweight Title Battle proved to be a wild pre- and post-event. After a good opening round from Aljamain Sterling, Petruyan began to turn in his favor in Round 2. The Russian champion seemed to be heading for a possible finish, but then landed an illegal knee on the Round 4 “Funk Master”. This unfortunately signaled the end of the battle.

Aljamain Sterling was awarded a victory and became the new bantamweight champion of the promotion because disqualification and illegal strikes were considered intentional.

The “Funk Master” joined social media and talked about his controversial victory at UFC259.

“It’s not the way I want to win the fight. It was close, competitive and actionable. I felt the knee was intentional, especially after announcing that ref was down. So I didn’t expect to be hit. Yang is a bad guy! I’ll do it again! “ – Sterling wrote.

Petr Yan soon followed by addressing the loss of his UFC259 title in the next statement:

“”We apologize for the inconvenience and pray for a quick recovery. @funkmasterMMA. I didn’t intend to go on an illegal strike. I just made a big mistake and paid for it. “ – Yang wrote.

It’s only possible that Dana White and its company are trying to book an immediate rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan following the controversial results at UFC 259 tonight.

This article first appeared BJPENN.COM


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Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling make statement following title battle at UFC259

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