Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling will take place at UFC 256.
Yan will put the bantamweight title on the line in the co-main event of this show. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported the news today.
“Per Dana White (@danawhite), UFC is targeting a bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan (@PetrYanUFC) and Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) as the co-main event on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas. Per additional sources, contracts have not been signed but UFC working on finalizing it.”
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling Set for UFC 256
Yan claimed the vacant belt against Jose Aldo at UFC 251 in July. On the flip side, Sterling earned his title shot with a five-fight winning streak and is coming off a submission win of Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 in June.
- Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight
- Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – for bantamweight title
- Dwight Grant vs. Li Jingliang
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba