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Petr Yan is the new UFC bantamweight champion, and in becoming so, he added a mixed martial arts legend to his CV.

Tonight in Abu Dhabi, Yan defeated Jose Aldo via stoppage in the fifth round to move atop the 135-pound division. While Aldo appeared resurgent early in the fight, Yan’s youthfulness eventually overcame the Brazilian, and saw him end he contest with prolonged ground and pound.

Check out with the watching UFC fighters thought of the first title fight on Fight Island.