For a brutal and unusual illegal blow, Petr Yan was disqualified and the belt was left in the hands of Aljamain Sterling. An unauthorized knee put an end to the illusion of the Russian, who only had the Bantamweight title in his possession. In his first defense, due to a mistake by his team, it was taken from him. From the corner they warned him to hit his rival, he obeyed, but the Jamaican had three points of contact on the canvas and everything was invalidated in the UFC 259.
Petr Yan Y Aljamain Sterling, two current UFC stars, heated up the preview of the UFC 259. The Bantamweight champion was going to have his first defense at UFC 256, but it ended up going down shortly after. Therefore, from the company they warned that everything would take place this Saturday in Las Vegas. Without a doubt, the resolution of the battle was not what was expected, after a great show given in the first four rounds.
After the unexpected ending, the new champion said: “For all I worked up to now, and for the fight to end like this, it is not the way I wanted to win. I tried to continue, but it really wasn’t in good shape. If he continued he would receive more punishment. I was already on the floor and this is not what I wanted. I had a lot of damage from that knee, I really couldn’t go on. If he did, he lost.
“I’m very sorry that this really ended up like this, but it was totally illegal and I was in no condition to continue. A pity that everything has happened like this. We spent many weeks preparing to beat him in another way and everything happens that way. I can’t really believe it, but that’s it. Now I do not know what will happen, I will have to wait, “he also commented Aljamain Sterling, who now leads the Bantamweight.
UFC 259 Results
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya (Light Heavyweight title fight).
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson (Feather title fight).
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling (win by disqualification) (Bantamweight title fight).
Islam Makhachev (third round submission win) vs Drew Dober (Lightweight).
Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic (unanimous decision win) (Light Heavyweight).
Dominick Cruz split decision win) vs. Casey Canney (Bantamweight).
Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips (unanimous decision win) (Bantamweight).
Joseph Benabidez vs. Askar Askarov (win
by unanimous decision) (Flyweight).
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France (first round knockout win) (Flyweight).
Tim Elliott (unanimous decision win) vs. Jordan Espinosa (Flyweight).
Kennedy Nzechukwu (second round TKO win) vs. Carlos Ulberg (Light Heavyweight).
Sean Brady (third round submission win) vs. Jake Matthews (Welterweight).
Livinha Souza vs. Amanda Lemos (first round TKO win) (Strawweight).
Uros Medic (victory by TKO in the first round) vs. Aalon Cruz (Lightweight).
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones (second round TKO win) (Bantamweight).
– UFC (@ufc) March 7, 2021
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