The UFC will return to Abu Dhabi without a world champion.
Several people with knowledge of the plans to promote MMA Fighting have confirmed the Bantamweight Champion Aljamin Sterling outside the rematch with Peter Yang at UFC 267 due to injury. The event is scheduled to take place on October 30 at the Etihad Arena.
According to sources, Sterling has been experiencing neck issues after surgery to repair a long-term injury he suffered in his college wrestling days.
As of now, there is no alternative waiting to face Yan, although it is hoped that a temporary title fight will take place in the co-main event.
Sterling captured the title from Yan by disqualifying him for an illegal knee in the fourth round in March UFC 258 Event. “Funk Master” has won his last six rounds, which includes winning the first round Corey Sandhagen in a UFC 250 To become the #1 contender, the second round submission wins Cody Staman in a UFC 228, along with the decision wins Pedro MunhosAnd Jimmy Rivera And Brett Jones.
Yan grabbed UFC gold for the first time when he stopped Jose Aldo In the fifth round in UFC 251 last July. DQ’s loss to Sterling in his first title defense cut 10 straight wins.
UFC 267 leads the light heavyweight fight between Jan Blachovich And Glover Teixeira.
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