Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling bantamweight title fight set for UFC 256
UFC president Dana White on Wednesday told Yahoo! Sports that Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will put his title up for grabs for the first time against Sterling (19-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) in the UFC 256 co-main event.
UFC 256 takes place Dec. 12 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+.
Yan has put together a brilliant unbeaten run in the UFC thus far, vanquishing every foe who has stood before him. After Henry Cejudo vacated the 135-pound title earlier this year, Yan claimed the vacant belt against Jose Aldo at UFC 251 in July.
Sterling, 31, earned his title shot with a five-fight winning streak and victories in seven of his past eight bouts overall. He’s coming off an 88-second submission of Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 in June.Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – for bantamweight title Dwight Grant vs. Li Jingliang Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba