2) will be the next challenge for Petr Yan's UFC bantamweight championship. https://t.co/TjRt6pD04C, R.I.P Mercy .... 60 G’s down the toilet #BlessingInDisguise, A post shared by Platinum Mike Perry (@platinummikeperry) on Oct 13, 2020 at 3:12pm PDT. We are yet to see ‘No Mercy’ defend his belt after his win over a past-his-prime Jose Aldo. Let’s find out below ⤵ Currently, Aljamain Sterling’s record is 18-3 (Sep. 2020). UFC Unfiltered. Okay, Dana, alright. UFC Fight Island 5 all but confirmed that Petr Yan’s next fight would be against Aljamain Sterling. . It’ll be ok. https://t.co/H1q1hvzzHe. By: Nolan King and John Morgan. Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez full fight video highlights. I see you too ... https://t.co/BqWS0pi7hx pic.twitter.com/E2TOojI3Rp. @KoreanZombieMMA @BrianTcity #ufcfightisland6. There’s always a battle in front of me. “Next stop, Petr Yan. 1 guy last year when Pedro Munhoz knocked out Cody Garbrandt and then I beat Pedro Munhoz,” Sterling said. 2, behind Moraes, who knocked him out in 2017. Sure. The UFC is working to finalize a bantamweight title fight between defending champion Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling for UFC 256 on Dec. 12, according to UFC president Dana White. All the indicators say that he should. Sean Woodson (7-1) vs. Jonathan Pearce (9-4); UFC Fight Night, Nov. 28. Then enter Dominick Cruz, he gets thrown in there. Artem Lobov: Zubaira Tukhugov ‘should be cut from the UFC,’ ready to fight him and donate all money to charity. “So I’m super pumped about that. Sterling (19-3) was arguably passed over by Dominick Cruz and Jose Aldo for previous shots at the crown. Brian Ortega rediscovered love for MMA after shedding rock star lifestyle: ‘I found my butterflies again’. If it wasn’t for Dominick Cruz, I potentially would’t be in the spot that I am now, so thank you for that. UFC 256: Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling title fight targeted as co-main event for December Sterling will finally get his wish for a shot at the newly-crowned 135-pound champion Just to think, June was just a couple months back and you’d have thought after a performance like that, even the post-fight speech setting up the stage for myself and Petr Yan, I don’t know what it is. Click here to learn more. UFC 254 video: Cold open teases epic main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, Here’s the opening to the UFC 254 pay-per-view as Ron Perlman voices the final promo ahead of the epic main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, Video: Said Nurmagomedov open to serving as possible replacement opponent at UFC 254. Aljamain Sterling hasn’t fought since UFC 250 in June, where he had a sensational submission victory over Cory Sandhagen within two minutes of the first round. I see what you’re doing. UFC Fight Island 5: Cory Sandhagen: Aljamain Sterling Next, But Will Take Title Shot - MMA Fighting. Things will remain this heated once a bantamweight title fight between Yan and Sterling is eventually booked and made official. In August, White said that it would “more than likely” be Sterling next however in recent weeks, rumors began circulating that had Moraes won last weekend, he may get the next shot. Henry Cejudo wants to fight him. Weidman trying to speak it into existence. Frankie Edgar made good on his bantamweight debut by defeating Pedro Munhoz in a tight split decision. Whether you are new to MMA or a veteran fan , it is open to everyone. . “Aww don’t worry. Frankie Edgar is fighting Pedro Munhoz.’ Another roadblock! You want to fight the toughest guy who is coming off a loss and being on the couch for four years? ‍♂️ ✨ pic.twitter.com/5sPnS9a7N1. Who did he beat before that? Pros react to Teofimo Lopez vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko showdown. Prior to this weekend, he had been stuck at No. Following UFC Fight Island 5, Sterling is now officially the top-ranked contender at 135 pounds. Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones should fight Israel Adesanya ‘sooner than later’. This past week, Cory Sandhagen turned in the best performance of his young career, dominating former bantamweight title challenger Marlon Moraes en route to a second-round TKO victory at UFC Fight Island 5. Give me your chicken or coming for dat ! Next Fight. UFC Fight Island 5 all but confirmed that Petr Yan’s next fight would be against Aljamain Sterling. Give me your chicken or coming for dat ! “I think I was the No. Sign up for our newsletter and get every update delivered to your inbox! . Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Two-division Cage Warriors champion Mason Jones signs with UFC, Krzysztof Jotko out, Kevin Holland meets Makhmud Muradov at UFC on ESPN+ 39 (Updated), Chan Sung Jung 'embarrassed' by Brian Ortega loss: 'I'm just a fool', Dana White releases UFC 254 pay-per-view opening video for Khabib vs. Gaethje, UFC on ESPN+ 38 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2020 total clears $5 million, Umar Nurmagomedov hospitalized in Dubai, ruled out of octagon debut at UFC 254, With UFC title shot looming, Brian Ortega hasn't forgotten about Max Holloway: 'We will meet again', Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. He has to fight Marlon Moraes. Also follow MMAFighting on Instagram, add us on Snapchat at MMA-Fighting, and like us on Facebook. But next up after him, you have Jose Aldo. The math would say that ‘Aljo’ is the natural next challenger. ... Petr Yan to Defend Bantamweight Title vs. Aljamain Sterling in UFC 256 Co-Main Event. . I don’t know if I pissed in Dana White’s Cheerios or something, took his Wheaties, I don’t know if a girl that liked him might think I’m cute. Aljamain Sterling hasn’t fought since UFC 250 in June, where he had a sensational submission victory over Cory Sandhagen within two minutes of the first round. . Close fight, split decision, but he loses. UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 22. Aljamain Sterling will finally get his UFC bantamweight title shot. Discussing French MMA regulation and UFC Fight Island 5. Khabib Nurmagomedov says he wouldn’t coach TUF against Conor McGregor ‘even if they gave me $5 billion’. It was just a roller coaster. Some real Michael Jordan “and I took that personally” from the champ. But with Marlon Moraes having just lost to the man Sterling just obliterated, “The Funkmaster” believes there is no way he can be denied now. 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Everything else was out of my control.”. But, Dillashaw’s talent in the cage is not questioned, and he will look to insert himself in the title situation immediately upon his return. 2, behind Moraes, who knocked him out in 2017. “That should have put me back in the No. He made the statement at the UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar post-fight press conference. Posted on Oct 11, 2020; 20 views MMA Fighting''s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, an watch video >>, Join us live from Abu Dhabi as we speak to athletes during the #UFCFightIsland5: Moraes vs. Sandhagen media day on #UFCFightIsland. In the aftermath, Sandhagen was obviously thrilled to return to the win column, but there was one man arguably even more excited than he, top-ranked bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling. And I only did one thing: I just won. No, Petr Yan is the shoo-in. One thing is for sure. “It’s been a wild past few month. Imagine watching your head getting drilled for 4-6 weeks and then doing a dance move while knocked out . "I don't know. He's got some work to do there.". That's why I laugh when people tell me they sacrifice everything for this sport. Copyright 2020 Shazzu, Inc. All Rights Reserved. After such a dominant performance, it was assumed that Sterling would receive the next bantamweight title shot, but the UFC has been dragging its feet on officially announcing a bout. “After that, Aldo loses the fight, Petr Yan is the champion, I’ve got to be next. I am a much different fighter and it was a short notice fight and I studied no tape on him and yeah, shame on me for that, yeah, he got the win, but to act like the guy sat there said, ‘I know he’s about to shoot, I’m gonna hit him with this knee and time it perfectly and I’m gonna look like a genius.’ That’s not what happened.”. However, every fan knows that Aljo should be the next challenger. 1 contender after Brian Ortega dominated "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung in the UFC Fight Island 6 main event. 1 guy.”. “Hey @danawhite , I’m waiting for your chicken in December. Stay with Fightful for all your fight night coverage. Read: “I Want That Belt”- Cory Sandhagen Calls Out Winner Of Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling. Dana White had said that the fight between Sandhagen and Sterling at UFC 250 was a title eliminator . “Now the stars finally align, once again, with Cory Sandhagen taking out Marlon Moraes,” Sterling said. It didn’t. Despite champion Petr Yan saying he felt Sterling deserved the first shot at his belt, UFC President Dana White still would not directly confirm Sterling as the number one contender. Yup.. 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