The Russian fighter lost his bantamweight title Saturday at UFC 259 after landing an illegal knee on Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) in the fourth round of their championship bout. After Sterling was unable to continue, referee Mark Smith deemed the result a disqualification loss for Yan. “You saw everything.Mar 7, 2021
In one of the biggest brain fades in UFC championship fight history, Petr Yan has been disqualified from his bantamweight title fight against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 after throwing an illegal knee. Yan drove his right knee directly into Sterling’s face, but the challenger was downed at the time.Mar 6, 2021
Petr Yan Record: 15-2-0 W/L Fighter Event loss Petr Yan Aljamain Sterling UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya Mar. 06, 2021 win Petr Yan Jose Aldo UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal Jul. 11, 2020 win Petr Yan Urijah Faber UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington Dec. 14, 2019 win Petr Yan Jimmie Rivera UFC 238: Cejudo vs….
Petr Evgenyevich Yan (Russian: Пётр Евгеньевич Ян; born 11 February 1993) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist competing in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former UFC Bantamweight Champion. Petr Yan By decision 7 Losses 2 By decision 1 By disqualification 1