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Pros react to Aljamain Sterling’s win of bantamweight championship via disqualification

Aljamain Sterling just became the UFC bantamweight champion, but did so via disqualification after Petr Yan landed an illegal knee.

By Oscar Willis - 7 Mar 2021

Aljamain Sterling is the UFC bantamweight champion, but it’s not the manner in which he’d want to claim gold.

At UFC 259, Sterling went at Petr Yan like a bat out of hell for the first two rounds, but after a while Yan began beating the challenger to the punch and Sterling’s offence rapidly dropped to the point where Yan began pulling ahead. Then, in the fourth round, Yan landed a ridiculously illegal knee to a Sterling, who was classified as a downed opponent, with one knee on the canvas.

After a few minutes, Sterling was ruled unable to continue, and therefore was proclaimed world champion. Check out what some of their colleagues had to say:

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