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Petr Yan explains why he would favor to struggle TJ Dillashaw over Cory Sandhagen if victorious at UFC 259 |

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Petr Yan is hoping for a “large struggle” within the type of former champ TJ Dillashaw after he defeats Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259.

The UFC’s reigning bantamweight champion, Yan (15-1 MMA), will sq. off with Sterling (19-3 MMA) on the principle card of this Saturday’s pay-per-view occasion in Las Vegas.

The Russian will enter the extremely anticipated title bout on a ten-fight win streak, his newest being a fifth-round TKO victory over MMA legend Jose Aldo at UFC 251.

In the meantime, Sterling will enter the competition on a five-fight successful streak, his most up-to-date victory being a primary spherical submission over Cory Sandhagen.

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Whereas Petr Yan is actually not underestimating Aljamain Sterling, he does really feel {that a} win over ‘Funk Grasp’ ought to earn him a “large struggle” in opposition to TJ Dillashaw subsequent day trip.

“If I win simple over Sterling, subsequent struggle must be very large. Sandhagen, he misplaced to Sterling. I believe perhaps Dillashaw,” Yan stated throughout a current interview on Fanatics View (through MMAMania). “T.J. Dillashaw is again after doping checks and I wish to struggle him.”

Dillashaw (16-4 MMA) has not competed since struggling a primary spherical TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in his bid for the promotions flyweight title. ‘Killashaw’ was later stripped of his bantamweight title and subsequently suspended after it was revealed that he had examined constructive for the banned substance EPO.

No matter Dillashaw’s controversial previous, Petr Yan believes he’s a a lot greater draw when in comparison with Cory Sandhagen. ‘The Sandman’ is at present on a two-fight win streak, with each victories coming by means of knockout over perennial division contenders Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar.

TJ Dillashaw not too long ago shared his prediction for this weekend’s UFC 259 bantamweight title struggle between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling, and believes followers will hear “and nonetheless” on Saturday night.

“He misplaced previously to a man that’s in Bellator simply by getting outwrestled, so we’ll see the good points he’s made in his MMA wrestling,” Dillashaw stated of Yan. “I might nonetheless in all probability put my cash on Yan simply because he’s just a little extra well-rounded, structurally and on the ft. I believe he’ll have the ability to maintain the gap ok. However you possibly can’t underestimate a tough-nosed wrestler. So he can’t be counting his chickens earlier than they hatch as a result of he’s attempting to name me out, however he’s obtained to get previous Sterling and keep on prime.”

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