UFC bantamweight prospect Adrian Yanez breaks down the rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan for the 135-pound title at UFC 273.

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Yanez explains what Sterling needs to implement to defeat Yan:

“[Sterling] has to make an adjustment when Petr Yan makes an adjustment. As we saw in this Cory Sandhagen fight, volume just isn’t going to cut it [against Yan]. You have to be able to change. You have to literally fight the fight of your career, the fight of your life. You have to be perfect. Someone like Petr Yan, he’s really good at making those adjustments. He’s really good at making reads. 

“If he gets Petr to the ground, he has to make the most of it. He can’t just let stuff go. He has to control. He has to make sure he gets a good securing top position and kinda wear Petr Yan out a little bit. You can’t let him get comfortable cause the minute you let him become comfortable is the minute he makes the most reads. That’s where he makes the best adjustments and that’s whenever he’s looking for the kill shot. 

“Whenever it’s time to put volume, [Sterling] has to put volume. When it’s time to fake the wrestling he has to fake the wrestling. Whenever he actually has to shoot the wrestling, he actually has to go to wrestling. Then, whenever he has him on his back, he gonna have to keep to chaining stuff together cause Petr Yan is gonna fight tooth and nail to get back to his feet. And if he gets on top, he’s looking to end you. There’s a lot of things Aljamain is going to have to do. It’s not an easy fight but with the skillset that Aljo has, after seeing him train and seeing what he does, he has the skills to beat him. It’s just that he has to be on his P’s and Q’s the whole entire night.”

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Fighter profile

Petr “No Mercy” Yan is a 28 year old male fighter from Russia with 16 pro wins and 2 losses. Yan is scheduled to fight Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie on Saturday April 9, 2022.

Yan’s recent form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Petr Yan
Petr Yan’s last 5 professional MMA fights

Yan has gone 4-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.

  • Win vs Cory Sandhagen • Decision R5 5:00 • 2021-10-30
  • Loss vs Aljamain Sterling • Disqualificaton R4 4:29 • 2021-03-06
  • Win vs José Aldo • KO/TKO R5 3:24 • 2020-07-11
  • Win vs Urijah Faber • KO/TKO R3 0:43 • 2019-12-14
  • Win vs Jimmie Rivera • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-06-08

Petr Yan’s next opponent: Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling

Tale of the tape: Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling
Tale of the tape: Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling’s recent form coming into this matchup

Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling is a 32 year old male fighter from United States with 20 pro wins and 3 losses. Sterling is scheduled to fight Petr Yan at UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie on Saturday April 9, 2022.

Recent form for Aljamain Sterling
Aljamain Sterling’s last 5 professional MMA fights

Sterling has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.

  • Win vs Petr Yan • Disqualificaton R4 4:29 • 2021-03-06
  • Win vs Cory Sandhagen • Submission R1 1:28 • 2020-06-06
  • Win vs Pedro Munhoz • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-06-08
  • Win vs Jimmie Rivera • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-02-17
  • Win vs Cody Stamann • Submission R2 3:42 • 2018-09-08

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John Hyon Ko is a combat sports reporter based in Asia. He has interviewed the likes of Alex Volkanovski, Dan Hooker, Jan Blachowicz, Kayla Harrison, Demetrious Johnson, Rashad Evans, Dan Hardy, Brian Ortega, Seo Hee Ham and more. Co-host of the Fanatics Fantasy podcast.