Petr Yan is instruction stateside to get ready for his to start with UFC title defense.
The UFC bantamweight champion, Yan (15-1 MMA, 7- UFC) is getting ready for his UFC 259 protection vs. Aljamain Sterling at American Top rated Staff in Coconut Creek, Fla., his manager Sayat Abdrakhmanov confirmed to MMA Junkie on Saturday.
UFC 259 will take location March 6. A locale and location have not been discovered, but the main card airs on spend-for each-perspective next prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+.
Yan not long ago arrived in the U.S., and on Friday posted a image on Instagram of himself standing in entrance of the big ATT brand on the gym’s wall.
The conclusion to invest his camp at ATT stems from a two-7 days quarantine need in Phuket, Thailand, exactly where Yan typically spends camps coaching at Tiger Muay Thai, Abdrakhmanov discussed. Relatively than only obtaining 6 weeks to educate in Thailand just after two weeks of quarantining, Yan selected to have eight months in the U.S.
When hunting for a new location, Yan took the suggestion of a pal, teammate and fellow UFC fighter Movsar Evloev, who has put in time education at the South Florida health club.
Nevertheless he’ll be schooling in a new locale amongst new associates for his UFC 259 camp, Yan’s journey was not unaccompanied. Tiger Muay Thai boxing mentor John Hutchinson has joined Yan at ATT.
Yan has set with each other a excellent unbeaten operate in the UFC so significantly, vanquishing each and every foe who has stood ahead of him. Just after Henry Cejudo vacated the 135-pound title earlier this yr, Yan claimed the vacant belt against Jose Aldo at UFC 251 final July.
He was intended to make his 1st title defense at UFC 256 in December but was pressured to withdraw due to own challenges.
The newest UFC 259 battle card involves:
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya – for gentle heavyweight title
- Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight title
- Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – for bantamweight title
- Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos
- Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
- Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
- Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez
- Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
- Randy Costa vs. Trevin Jones
- Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic
- Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
- Amanda Lemos vs. Livinha Souza