Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Petr Yan lost to American Aljamain Sterling in the fight of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the bantamweight belt.
The fight took place on April 10 at the UFC 273 tournament in Jacksonville (USA, Florida).
According to Sport-Express, the Russian fighter lost to the American by a split decision. Sterling made his first belt defense, which he won in his first fight with Yan in March 2021.
Jan, 29, has 16 wins and three losses, while 32-year-old Sterling has 21 wins and three losses.
Earlier, on January 6, Petr Yan signed a new contract with the UFC for six fights.
On March 7, 2021, Yan lost in a fight with Sterling and was stripped of the UFC Bantamweight Championship by disqualification. The athlete was disqualified for a prohibited reception.