Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling faced each other in the ufc bantamweight title bout at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya, which took place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, inside the Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in no audience. There were 15 fights on the card. You can view UFC 259 results and fight bonuses. UFC 259 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Aljamain Sterling defeated Petr Yan in round 4 by DQ. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters threw over 294 strikes combined in this fight, 490 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 24 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Aljamain Sterling full fight stats

Aljamain Sterling was firing at a 63% accuracy, throwing 137 strikes and landing 86. There were 97 significant strikes, 40 of 154 landing to the head, 43 of 60 shots to the body and 14 of 16 leg kicks. Aljamain Sterling went for 17 takedowns and landed 1.

Strikes Thrown
86 of 137 (63%)
Significant Strikes
97 of 230 (42%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
1 of 17

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Aljamain Sterling did against Petr Yan.

Petr Yan full fight stats

Petr Yan landed 66% of all his strikes. There were 48 of 96 significant strikes to the head, 21 of 24 body shots, and 17 of 17 leg kicks. Petr Yan attempted 7 takedowns and landed 7. Here are all the strikes Petr Yan threw and landed against Aljamain Sterling.

Strikes Thrown
103 of 157 (66%)
Significant Strikes
119 of 260 (46%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
7 of 7

Aljamain Sterling won by DQ. The fight ended in round 4 at 4:29.

Results & Fight Totals

UFC 259
March 6, 2021
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
Aljamain Sterling
Fight End
Round 4 at 4:29
Total Strikes Thrown
Significant Strikes Thrown
Total Takedowns Attempted

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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