Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will crown an interim bantamweight champion in the absence of the still-recovering Aljamain Sterling, to be contested between former champion Petr Yan and top contender Cory Sandhagen in the UFC 267 co-main event TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 30, 2021) on ESPN+ from “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
Yan (15-2) won seven straight under the UFC banner before his disqualification loss (illegal knee) to Sterling at UFC 259 last March. Sandhagen (14-3), meanwhile, is coming off a split-decision loss to former champion TJ Dillashaw last July.
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