Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion peter jan is on a mission and he truly believes his rival, undisputed champion Aljamain Sterling wasn’t sure if Yan would be in the United States to serve on this mission. Yan and Sterling head for a rematch UFC273 next month after the fight was postponed UFC272. This fight will also be Sterling’s first title defense following his successful recovery from a serious neck injury which underwent surgery last year.
Yan and Sterling first battled in March 2021 when Yan lost his title to Sterling for illegally kneeling a downed opponent, resulting in Yan’s disqualification and Sterling becoming the new champion. When the rematch was scheduled for UFC 267, Sterling had to go ahead with his aforementioned surgery, leaving Yan to face a late backup opponent Cory Sandhagen for the interim title fight, the fight that Yan dominated on feet to a distance.
Petr Yan believes Aljamain Sterling prayed for his flight cancellation to avoid fighting
While Yan is able to come to the United States from Russia, despite the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, thanks to Yan’s visa issued in 2019, his corner team is being held back. However, Yan is offered help from the likes of MMA Legend Heinrich Cejudo and UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley.
Now that Yan has finally arrived in the US, he had something to say for his arch-rival Sterling on Twitter: “Just landed in the US, Alja’s prayers went unanswered [back fist]”
What do you think of Yan picking up and smelling fear from Sterling? Who do you think will do the job in the rematch? While Yan is known for spot-reading his opponents to unleash vicious counterattacks, once the fight hits the ground, Sterling’s world is in grappling realm.
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