Petr Yan Shares Target Date For Title Clash With Aljamain Sterling

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Petr Yan is looking to get his first title defense booked and already has a target date for it. 

Yan beat former UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo to win the vacant bantamweight title at the UFC 251 pay-per-view event on Saturday night via ESPN at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island aka Fight Island.

Aljamain Sterling is clearly the #1 contender in the division. UFC boss Dana White has already stated that Sterling would fight the winner of this title bout. 

Yan is on the same page with the promotion and is looking to fight the title contender come October. 

Petr Yan Shares Target Date

“I’m certainly happy to win this belt in such difficult times,” Yan said (via MMA Junkie). “It was my long term goal. Everything went excellent. We knew it was going to be a tough fight, but I had everything perfect.

“I want to take a rest now, recover, go back to my homeland to see my family, and then it’s the work of my management team,” Yan added. “In my first 18 months, I had six fights. I’ve never said no to an offer, so I’ll probably find out soon. … I think October will be a perfect time.”

“I think Aljamain Sterling deserves to fight for the title,” Yan said. “He’s on a good streak. He beat a lot of good guys.”

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