Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Sterling vs Yan?
Aljamain Sterling beat Petr Yan by , during the main card of UFC 259, on Saturday 6th March 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 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 stats
Aljamain Sterling stepped into the ring with a record of 19 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 ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss 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 47% knock out percentage over Sterling's 11%.
Aljamain Sterling was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Sterling had 4-inch reach advantage.
Sterling was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 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 8 more professional rounds, 59 to Yan's 51.
Sterling's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Yan's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.