Russian MMA Fighter Defeated American and Became UFC Lightweight Champion

Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Petr Yan, on Saturday, October 30, won a fight against American Corey Sandhagen at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. Thus, Yan became the interim UFC lightweight champion. 

Picture: RBC

Initially, Yan was supposed to have a rematch with reigning champion Aljamain Sterling, but the American was forced to withdraw from the fight over health issues, as Sputnik reports. In the first fight in March 2021, the Russian lost his UFC title due to an illegal knee.

On October 29, Yan held a staredown before the duel with Sandhagen. During the duel, Yang abruptly moved on to the opponent, but the opponent did not react to this in any way. During a press conference, the Russian said that he intends to “put to bed” his opponent, who is considered a powerful knockout master.

Ru-Main, 01.11.2021
Source: Izvestia 

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