After da dominant victory over former featherweight king, Pert Yan waits for his next opponent. There are some big matchups for Petr Yan in the bantamweight division.
On the top of that list will be a title fight against Aljamain Sterling, who finished Cory Sandhagen in less than a minute. But, Marlon Moraes deserves a title shot too after his win over Jose Aldo. However, Sterling has been piling up some impressive victory in the division and he seems more deserving than Moraes at the moment.
And that’s what UFC president, Dana White has confirmed in the post-fight press conference of UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Munhoz. Dana White claimed that Aljamain Sterling will fight Petr Yan for the title next.
Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling is guaranteed violence
Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan have been throwing jabs at each other for a meaning period now. Aljamain Sterling was against Petr Yan fighting Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title.
After Henry Cejudo announced retirement, Aljamain Sterling campaigned for a fight with Petr Yan for the vacant title. However, UFC had some other plans as they handed the title shot to Jose Aldo who was coming off a loss to Marlon Moraes.
Well, the outcome did not go in the favor of Aldo again as he got destroyed by Marlon Moraes. But, that might not be the case when Sterling takes on Yan.
Cory Sandhagen is one of the best bantamweights in the world right now and he got completely outclassed by Aljamain Sterling.
However, he does not have an easy task ahead of him as he takes on Petr Yan who is yet to taste defeat in his UFC career. Yan has demolished veterans such as Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber, and Jimmie Rivera. It’s needless to say that the fans can expect a barn burner when these two bantamweight elites put it all on the line for the UFC title.