Petr Yan-Aljamain Sterling title combat is off

The title combat between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling at UFC 256 is off, in response to stories to MMA Preventing and MMA Island.

The bantamweight bout scheduled for Dec. 12 in Las Vegas is now not happening at the moment. As a substitute, the perimeters will attempt to reschedule it, per MMA Preventing. Yan was reportedly pressured out of the combat on account of “private points,” and officers hope to get it again on the schedule as early as February.

It’s the primary title protection for Yan.

It’s the second title combat to be scraped from the cardboard. Amanda Nunes, a dual-division champion, and Megan Anderson, the featherweight challenger, had been to combat on the cardboard. Nunes was reportedly pressured out with an undisclosed harm earlier this month.

The one combat left on the cardboard is Deiveson Figueiredo defending the boys’s flyweight title versus Brandon Moreno. The combat hasn’t been finalized, per MMA Preventing, however the sides have verbally agreed.

UFC 256 was initially a welterweight championship between title-holder Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Nunes-Anderson was the co-main occasion. However Usman appeared unable to go on Dec. 12 and Nunes-Anderson was moved to the principle occasion. Yan-Sterling got here on to co-headline.

Petr Yan in the cage.
Petr Yan is not going to defend his title on Dec. 12 at UFC 256. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

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