Both Usman and Burns are coming into this fight on hot streaks. Usman has actually won 15 straight fights dating back to 2015 and he’s a perfect 12-0 in the UFC. As for Burns, he’s currently riding a six-fight. Ultimate Fighting Championship® is the world's leading mixed martial arts organization. Over the past decade, with the help of state athletic commissions throughout the United States, UFC® has. A 20-minute time limit was imposed for the quarterfinal and semi-final round matches in the tournament. The finals of the tournament and the Superfight had a 30-minute time limit. The Superfight overran to 31 minutes before incorporating an on-the-spot decision to extend the fight.
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Petr Yan committed a terrible mistake in his fight against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 that cost him the UFC title.
In the fourth round , Yan, who appeared to be winning the fight up that point, hit Sterling with an illegal knee while Sterling was still on the ground.
— dana white (@clips2021) March 7, 2021
Update: According to Khabib Nurmagomedov Yan’s coaches gave him the go ahead to throw the knee while Sterling was still on the ground.
Khabib (to DC) says Yan was given the call to throw the kick in the moment from the coaches.
A bad understanding of the rules on all parties.
Fact remains, intentional foul. #UFC259
— Gabriel Gonzalez (@DoubleGonTV) March 7, 2021
The fight was called by the doctor inside the cage because Sterling couldn’t continue.
The doctor has called off the fight after speaking to Aljamain Sterling, who was struck with an illegal knee by Petr Yan at #UFC259pic.twitter.com/oRLduQfraV
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 7, 2021
Yan was disqualified due to the knee and Sterling was presented the UFC championship belt.
Due an illegal knee, Aljamain Sterling has won the UFC bantamweight championship at #UFC259 via disqualification, pic.twitter.com/zhxXngzMMA
— ESPN (@espn) March 7, 2021
Update: Yan was ahead on the scorecards before the illegal knee.
Yan was ahead 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 going into the fourth round. #UFC259
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) March 7, 2021
Sterling went on to release a statement after the fight.
Not the way I ever want to win a fight. It was close, competitive and filled with action. I felt the knee was intentional, especially after the ref announced I was a downed opponent, so I didn’t expect to be hit.
Yan is a bad dude! WE WILL DO IT AGAIN!#UFC259
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) March 7, 2021
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Yan apologized for the illegal knee on Twitter.
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I apologize and wish speedy recovery to @funkmasterMMA I didn’t mean to throw an illegal strike, I just made a big mistake and paid for it.
— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) March 7, 2021