Pedro Munhoz Squashes Beef With Petr Yan, But Says Fight Is Still Possible

Pedro Munhoz has squashed his beef with current bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Over the past few years, the two men have trash-talked one another in interviews and on social media. But in the lead-up to Yan’s first title defense against Aljamain…

Pedro Munhoz has squashed his beef with current bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Over the past few years, the two men have trash-talked one another in interviews and on social media. But in the lead-up to Yan’s first title defense against Aljamain Sterling, the Russian has been training at American Top Team, the gym where Munhoz […]

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?

Petr Yan Sends Cory Sandhagen Reality Check

Petr YanAfter a mixed bag of fights at UFC Vegas 18, UFC bantamweight champion, Petr Yan, evidently had his eyes on one particular matchup. Top-ranked 135lb contenders, Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar co-headlined the card, in a title eliminator bout. Sandhagen was coming off an impressive wheel kick TKO over Marlon Moraes, whilst Edgar had previously […]

Petr Yan

After a mixed bag of fights at UFC Vegas 18, UFC bantamweight champion, Petr Yan, evidently had his eyes on one particular matchup. Top-ranked 135lb contenders, Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar co-headlined the card, in a title eliminator bout.

Sandhagen was coming off an impressive wheel kick TKO over Marlon Moraes, whilst Edgar had previously outlasted Pedro Munhoz over a five-round war.

The second and fourth-ranked fighters were both seeking to be the next to fight for gold after the current title fight between Yan and Aljamain Sterling is resolved. Edgar was very much the veteran fighter going into the matchup. With over 30 fights on his resume, as well as having competed in three different weight categories. ‘The Answer’ at very least would hold the experience advantage. However, Sandhagen is quite possibly, the biggest prospect at 135lbs. A loss to Sterling in 2020 has appeared to do nothing to dent his confidence.

The fight ended brutally, within the first round. After some out-fighting, which involved leg kicks and footwork, Sandhagen caught Edgar stepping in with a vicious flying knee. Edgar was instantly KO’d, and crumpled to the mat.

In the post-fight interview, Sandhagen made it clear that he would be next to face either Yan or Sterling. Petr Yan has since responded through Twitter, initially complimenting him on his win. However, in the same tweet, Yan reminded Sandhagen that he is set to face the last man to defeat ‘The Sandman’ next.

Yan has previously stated that he has some interest in facing former champion TJ Dillashaw next. However, it is hard to deny Sandhagen the opportunity after such a stunning finish. Regardless, first Yan must get past Sterling, which as Sandhagen can surely attest to, is no walk in the park.

Do you think Sandhagen is deserving in the next title shot? Let us know in the comments.