Aljamain Sterling sided with Petr Yan

Aljamain Sterling sided with Petr Yan

The current UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, is on the side of those who believe that Petr Yan was sued in a duel against Sean O’Malley, which took place at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi and ended with the defeat of the Russian by a split decision.

“I felt sorry for Peter Yan,” the American said in the next edition of the MMA Hour program. “I think he was robbed. O’Malley was a little shocked and puzzled by the referee’s decision, it took him by surprise, and now he knows what it was like for me when I was in this position.

“The difference is that I knew that I won the fight, and he was declared the winner, but he himself did not understand whether he won the fight or not until he reviewed it. I had no doubts about my victory.”

Recall that Aljamain Sterling, as part of a numbered event, successfully defended the championship belt, finishing with a TKO in the second round of T.J. Dillashaw. Prior to this, Sterling fought two title fights with Yang, winning the first by disqualification and the second by a split decision.