Dillashaw Believes Petr Yan Beats Aljamain Sterling At UFC 259

TJ Dillashaw believes Petr Yan will beat Aljamain Sterling to defend his bantamweight title for the first time at UFC 259. In the first of three title fights on the card, Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling are finally set to fight. It’s a very intrig…

TJ Dillashaw believes Petr Yan will beat Aljamain Sterling to defend his bantamweight title for the first time at UFC 259. In the first of three title fights on the card, Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling are finally set to fight. It’s a very intriguing bout with many thinking Sterling is the better grappler while […]

Sterling Feels He Should Be Compensated For Yan’s UFC 256 Pull-Out

Aljamain Sterling is still not done laying into UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan for pulling out of their scheduled fight on December 12. It has now been confirmed for weeks that Petr Yan will be defending his bantamweight championship against Aljama…

Aljamain Sterling is still not done laying into UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan for pulling out of their scheduled fight on December 12. It has now been confirmed for weeks that Petr Yan will be defending his bantamweight championship against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on March 6, but whenever the subject is brought up […]

Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling Reignite Trash Talk, ‘Funk Master’ Says He Needs Just One Takedown

Yan SterlingWith just under two weeks to go for their fight, Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling have reignited their social media trash talk. After months of going back-and-forth, the pair will finally compete for Yan’s bantamweight title in a stacked UFC 259 card which takes place March 6 in Las Vegas. And on Saturday, Sterling provided […]

Yan Sterling

With just under two weeks to go for their fight, Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling have reignited their social media trash talk.

After months of going back-and-forth, the pair will finally compete for Yan’s bantamweight title in a stacked UFC 259 card which takes place March 6 in Las Vegas.

And on Saturday, Sterling provided a preview of how his conditioning will be for the highly-anticipated fight which led to a response from Yan.

“Our fight not going to round 5”

That then led to Sterling claiming he would require just one takedown to win the fight.

“I just need one takedown. Fathers plan. Trust me, I’ve taken down bigger men then you with strong wrestling. I hope you’ve been eating your Wheaties my ???? ?

That only humored Yan as he believed the only plan Sterling will have is to get on his bicycle during the fight. Sterling, however, decided to end things as the talking will end soon.

“Too much talking brother. We will see in 2 weeks. Simple.Fathers plan will have you nervous, frustrated, and tired.”

Sterling is on a five-fight winning streak and is coming off an impressive first-round submission win over Cory Sandhagen.

Yan, meanwhile, is unbeaten in seven fights since signing with the UFC and became the bantamweight champion following a fifth-round TKO win over Jose Aldo last summer.

How excited are you for this fight?

Cory Sandhagen Wants Title Shot, Says TJ Dillashaw Skipping Him Would Be ‘Garbage’

SandhagenCory Sandhagen is only preparing to face the winner of Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling next. Sandhagen earned arguably the biggest win of his career after knocking Frankie Edgar out in the first round of their UFC Vegas 18 co-main event clash with a flying knee. It put him on a two-fight winning streak with […]

Sandhagen

Cory Sandhagen is only preparing to face the winner of Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling next.

Sandhagen earned arguably the biggest win of his career after knocking Frankie Edgar out in the first round of their UFC Vegas 18 co-main event clash with a flying knee.

It put him on a two-fight winning streak with seven wins in his last eight outings overall as he is more than likely to challenge for the title next.

That’s what he’s planning even with former champion TJ Dillashaw now eligible to compete.

“I’m a different monster than before I fought Aljamain Sterling,” Sandhagen said (via MMA Fighting). “He taught me some lessons. I know [Petr] Yan has been talking about fighting T.J. [Dillashaw] after [he fights Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259], and that’s if he even wins that fight. That’s garbage to me.

“Fight me, I’m the toughest guy next to Aljamain. If Aljamain wins, I owe him a nap. He’s gonna get that nap. The winner of those two gets knocked out by me in July.”

When asked to predict who comes out on top at UFC 259, Sandhagen edged towards Sterling which would be ideal for him as he gets to challenge for the title and get revenge in the process.

“Win the belt in July – defend it by the end of the year,” Sandhagen added.

As for his knockout over Edgar? Sandhagen’s height and reach advantages certainly help when it comes to landing those spectacular shots.

“I let him get a little closer,” Sandhagen explained. “I’m longer and I know that I appear long so I can kind of corral these guys into my range without them even knowing. Most of the time they’re in the range where I can hit them and sometimes I do.

“I just corral them into a range where I was able to hit him and he didn’t know that. He was just inches away from getting finished and then I just jumped.”

Should Sandhagen fight for the title? Or Dillashaw?

Aljamain Sterling Blasts T.J. Dillashaw For Expecting Title Shot

Top bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling got a good laugh out of T.J. Dillashaw’s insistence that he receive a title shot upon his UFC return. Former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw has been suspended from competition by USADA since 2019 after…

Top bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling got a good laugh out of T.J. Dillashaw’s insistence that he receive a title shot upon his UFC return. Former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw has been suspended from competition by USADA since 2019 after testing positive for EPO but is already eligible to make his return. When Dillashaw competes again, […]

Petr Yan Wants TJ Dillashaw Following Title Defense Against Aljamain Sterling

Petr YanUFC Bantamweight champion Petr Yan already has his sights set on an opponent following his upcoming title defense at UFC 259. The champion spoke to Fanatics View’s James Lynch about who he believes should challenge for the title after the upcoming fight with Sterling and he instantly thought of one name. “Might be TJ Dillashaw […]

Petr Yan

UFC Bantamweight champion Petr Yan already has his sights set on an opponent following his upcoming title defense at UFC 259.

The champion spoke to Fanatics View’s James Lynch about who he believes should challenge for the title after the upcoming fight with Sterling and he instantly thought of one name.

“Might be TJ Dillashaw after popping, I want fight with him yeah,” Yan said.

The former Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was suspended for two years in 2019 after testing positive for using performance-enhancing drugs. At this time he was stripped of his title and has remained on the sidelines ever since.

Lynch asked Yan if he thought given the suspension, Dillashaw should or shouldn’t be fighting for the title, however, the champion said that it would be up to the UFC.

“It’s up to the UFC, you know it’s whatever they decide, if the terms are right I’m going to fight him whenever. Let’s make sure he’s not going to use anything prohibited this time.”

Yan is set to defend his Bantamweight title on March 3rd at UFC 259 against Aljamain Sterling in a bout that was originally scheduled for December of 2020.

Sterling is coming off a dominant first-round submission victory at UFC 250 against Corey Sandhagen, while the champion is coming off his successful bid to win the belt against Jose Aldo at UFC 251.

The bout was forced to be postponed in December after Yan pulled out due to undisclosed reasons.

Currently, no date has been set for Dillashaw’s return to the sport, however, his suspension is currently up meaning that he could return at any date in the future.

In his last bout, Dillashaw made the move down to Flyweight to challenge for the title against Henry Cejudo. This move didn’t end up well for the former Bantamweight champion resulting in him being finished by TKO early into round one.