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UFC 259: Yan vs Sterling 03/06/2021 Forecast, Tips and Results

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UFC 259 Yan vs Sterling 03-06-2021 Forecast Tips and Results

UFC 259: Yan vs Sterling 03/06/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to hold their first fight card for the month with UFC 259 happening this Saturday, March 6. The UFC Apex located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada will serve as the venue for the event. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are the best ways to watch the matches. The main event will put champion against champion with Israel Adesanya taking on Jan Blachowicz. The main card will have its third title fight with UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan defending his title against top contender Aljamain Sterling. This promises to be a very close fight as Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling are tied at -110 in ufc live betting today

UFC 259: Yan vs Sterling 03/06/2021

When: Saturday, March 6, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 259: Yan vs Sterling 03/06/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Petr Yan -110 Aljamain Sterling -110

Main Card

Petr Yan

Petr Yan is just at his prime age of 28 years old and he is a bantamweight fighter from Yekaterinburg, Omsk in Russia. His fighting skills have been sharpened at the Archangel Michael Club fight team.  Yan, a five-foot-seven fighter, has been given the ring name of “No Mercy”. He will be carrying a 15-1 professional fighting record into this title defense and those wins are divided into seven knockouts, seven decisions, and one submission. His last match was against the legendary fighter Jose Aldo in UFC 251 which happened in July 2020. That match reached five rounds until Yan knocked the Brazilian fighter out at the 3:24 mark.

Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling is a 31-year-old fighter and he is known as the “FunkMaster” inside the MMA cage. This natural bantamweight stands at five-foot-seven and shall represent Serra-Longo Fight Team in this title shot. Sterling has a professional fighting record of 19-3 and the number one contender for the UFC bantamweight title. His career in the UFC started in February 2014 and will be bringing a five-match winning streak into this match against Petr Yan. Cody Sandhagen was Sterling’s last opponent as both fighters squared off in UFC 250 back in June 2020. That match ended quickly in submission as Sterling used a rear-naked choke at the 1:28 mark in the first round.

Yan vs Sterling Betting Numbers

Record 15-1-0 19-3-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Russia USA
Height 5’7″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 67 71
Win by KO/TKO 47% 11%
Win by Submission 7% 42%
Decisions 47% 47%
Strikes landed per minute 6.32 4.82
Striking accuracy 50% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.25 1.94
Striking defense 63% 66%
Takedown average 1.46 1.89
Takedown accuracy 52% 29%
Takedown defense 88% 51%
Submission average 0.20 1.00

Yan vs Sterling Betting Picks

This is going to be an exciting battle between two quick fighters. This is very much even in this sports betting website but the reigning champion Petr Yan should be the safer bet as compared to Aljamain Sterling.