Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Petr “No Mercy” Yan will take on Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling in the UFC Bantamweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 259 card.

In this post, we will break down Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 28-year-old, Petr Yan is coming in with a 15-1-0 record. Yan will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Jose Aldo at UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal in July.

Sterling, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Cory Sandhagen on July 11, 2020 at UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer and holds a 19-3-0 record.

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
5′ 7″
5′ 7″
135 lbs.
135 lbs.

Petr Yan has an switch fighting stance with a 67″ reach. The 32-year-old, Aljamain Sterling is an orthodox fighter with a 71″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Petr Yan:
→ Yan’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Yan lands 6.32 significant strikes per minute.
→ Yan’s takedown accuracy is 52%.
→ Yan’s takedown average is 1.46 per 15 minutes.
→ Yan’s takedown defense is 88%.

Yan comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 6.32 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Sterling fires at 50% accuracy, landing about 4.82 significant strikes per minute. Petr Yan also has a 52% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.46 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Sterling’s 1.89 takedowns and 51% takedown accuracy.

Aljamain Sterling:
→ Sterling’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Sterling lands 4.82 significant strikes per minute.
→ Sterling’s takedown accuracy is 29%.
→ Sterling’s takedown average is 1.89 per 15 minutes.
→ Sterling’s takedown defense is 51%.

Aljamain spent on average 11:54 minutes in the Octagon and Petr has an average fight time of 13:14 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 259 is live in , who do you think will win, Petr or Aljamain? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya
March 6, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling

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