Aljamain Sterling is brimming with self-confidence in advance of his bantamweight title shot towards Petr Yan at this weekend’s remarkably predicted UFC 259 occasion.
This Saturday on fork out-for every-view the UFC will maintain a overall of three title fights, which consists of a men’s bantamweight bout among Yan and Sterling.
Aljamain Sterling (19-3 MMA) will enter the contest on a five-combat profitable streak, his most recent getting a very first spherical submission victory above Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250.
Meanwhile, Petr Yan (15-1 MMA) will enter the Octagon at UFC 259 sporting a 10-fight profitable streak, his latest remaining a fifth-round TKO victory above MMA legend Jose Aldo at UFC 251.
Whilst Aljamain Sterling is unquestionably not underestimating the Russian winner, he does believe that Yan has however to legitimize the promotions bantamweight crown.
“I do consider he has to legitimize himself and he has to defeat me,” Sterling told MMA Battling. “I simply cannot see any person else who can do that for him. I have overwhelmed just about everyone in this excess weight course or fought all people in this bodyweight class just to get to this place. I’ve had 13 UFC fights, this is heading to be my 14th struggle, at last finding the title shot. He’s had 7 fights and the men he’s fought, in conditions of the caliber of opponents, I have been in that leading 5 gauntlet for quite a little bit now.”
Aljamain Sterling ongoing where he suggested that Petr Yan has been acquiring off uncomplicated by fighting aged men.
“I know he’s a negative dude. But at the finish of the day, he’s beaten up a large amount of old guys and he has to defeat a youthful lion nevertheless,” Sterling advised. “I consider for him he wants to show this extra than everything and I think that is his driving element. To show he seriously is the winner. For me, it is to verify he’s been the paper champ this complete time and the genuine champ was the dude who fought Cory Sandhagen and concluded the combat in underneath two minutes.”
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