UFC 273 live blog: Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2


This is the UFC 273 live blog for the bantamweight title rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan taking place on Saturday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan fought once before in a bout that has become one of the most infamous in UFC history. At UFC 259, Yan defended his 135-pound title against Sterling, and after a competitive first few rounds, looked to have turned the tide on his challenger. Sterling was fading in round four, so Yan dropped a shockingly illegal knee on the head of Sterling. Yan was disqualified after Sterling was declared ineligible to continue the fight. This is the first UFC title that has been given by DQ.

Since that fight, Sterling had neck surgery and Yan won an interim title against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267, and with Sterling now fully recovered, the two men are ready to finally settle their longstanding feud.

Check out the UFC 273 live blog below.