Aljamain Sterling Wants UFC Rematch Against Petr Yan After Controversial DQ WinMarch 7, 2021
Petr Yan lost his UFC Bantamweight Championship belt to challenger Aljamain Sterling after delivering an illegal knee, causing a fourth-round disqualification.
Sterling is now the champion, but he appears willing to give Yan a shot at getting his belt back:
Yan publicly apologized to Sterling for the illegal knee and said it wasn't intentional:
The ex-champ was winning on the official scorecards going into the fourth round, per ESPN's Marc Raimondi:
The 28-year-old was arguably winning the fourth round, too, landing 32 significant strikes to Sterling's 24 and delivering the round's only takedown, per UFC Stats.
However, Yan will not be going home with the belt following the knee, marking the first time a UFC belt has changed hands because of a disqualification, per ESPN Stats & Info.