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Who won Sterling vs Yan II?
Aljamain Sterling beat Petr Yan by split decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 273, on Saturday 9th April 2022 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 48-47, 47-48 in favor of winner Aljamain Sterling.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the UFC bantamweight championship.
Sterling vs Yan II stats
Aljamain Sterling stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Petr Yan made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Yan had a massive power advantage over Sterling, boosting at 44% knock out percentage over Sterling's 10%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sterling had a massive advantage over Yan, boasting at 40% submission rate over Yan's 6%.
Aljamain Sterling was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Sterling had 4-inch reach advantage.
Sterling was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Yan, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 66 to Yan's 64.
Sterling vs Yan II form
Aljamain Sterling had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Petr Yan at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Petr Yan at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by split decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
He had been beaten by Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 123 on 9th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SaveMart Center, Fresno.
Yan had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Previous to that, he had lost to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Urijah Faber at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Jimmie Rivera at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Petr Yan had been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.
Going to this contest, Aljamain Sterling had last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Petr Yan's last outing had been 1 year and 29 days ago.
Sterling's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Yan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
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