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.
The 12/12 Petr Yan x Aljamain Sterling 135 title combat is off, per sources. No new date but. Undisclosed causes for Yan, sources say. Not harm, although.
So, 256 is again to solely having 1 title combat on the cardboard: Figueiredo x Moreno.
First reported by @MMAisland.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 22, 2020
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.
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