Aljamain Sterling responds to fans suggesting he got “beat up” in first fight with Petr Yan: “I won every exchange”

UFC 267, Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan
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Back in March of 2021 at UFC 259 the bantamweight title was on the line. It was Yan (16-2 MMA) vs Sterling (20-3 MMA) with ‘Funk Master’ winning by disqualification. ‘No Mercy’ was disqualified for landing an illegal knee.

“I won every exchange. You clearly didn’t watch the fight.” Aljamain Sterling took to Twitter responding to fans suggesting he got “beat up”.

A Yan vs Sterling 2 is on the books as the co-headliner of UFC 273 on April 9th and is expected to take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

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The Sterling/Yan redo has been in the works but delays concerning health issues, injuries and COVID vaccinations had interfered with scheduling the bout. Now official the two will collide at UFC 273.

Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling
Since their first match-up in the Octagon, which resulted in a controversial outcome at best, the two have been talking trash about each other for the past 11 months. Sterling taking to social media telling anyone who’ll listen that Yan uses PED‘s.
Yan responding on Twitter: “Keep talking shit, it will be nice to go back and look at all this nonsense after I beat you.”
Sterling had previously taken to Twitter, responding to a fan, suggesting the outcome of UFC 273 will be: “Personally, I think I sub him in 1.”
Do you agree that Aljamain Sterling got beat up at UFC 259 and it was Petr Yan who was the dominant fighter? Who will you be betting on to be victorious?  Share your thoughts in the comment section PENN Nation!
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