Follow the withdrawal of Aljamain Sterling from UFC 267, an interim UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between Petr “No Mercy” Yan and Cory “The Sandman” Sandhagen has been announced. UFC 267 will take place on October 29, 2021.

Tale of the tape

Petr “No Mercy” Yan vs Cory “The Sandman” Sandhagen
28 Age 29
17 Fights 17
15 Wins 14
2 Losses 3
7 KO’s 6
1 Subs 4
5’7″ (169cm) Height 5’11” (180cm)
67.0″ (170cm) Reach 70.0″ (178cm)

Fighter form coming into this matchup

In his most recent octagon appearance, Yan was defeated by Aljamain Sterling via disqualification at UFC 259 in a bantamweight title bout. Yan was the near even in the fight, coming in at -115. The loss snapped a 10 fight winning streak for Yan, whose professional MMA record currently sits at 15-2.

Recent form for Petr Yan

In his most recent octagon appearance, Sandhagen was defeated by T.J. Dillashaw via decision at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw. Sandhagen was the moderate favorite in the fight, coming in at -195. The loss snapped Sandhagen’s 2 fight winning streak. His professional MMA record currently sits at 14-3.

Recent form for Cory Sandhagen

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