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Russian Piotr Yan crowned interim UFC bantamweight champion in ‘battle of the night’

Published: Oct 31, 2021 00:57 GMT The fighter defeated the American Cory Sandhagen in the main event


Published:
Oct 31, 2021 00:57 GMT

The fighter defeated the American Cory Sandhagen in the main event UFC 267 by unanimous decision of the referees.

Russian fighter Piotr Yan won the title of interim UFC lightweight champion on Saturday after defeating American Cory Sandhagen in the main event UFC 267, held at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

“Undisputed UFC Bantamweight Champion”, wrote the boxer on his Twitter.

The umpires unanimously awarded Yan the victory after five rounds of relentless fighting that earned the match the title of ‘battle of the night’.

Yan has 16 wins and 2 losses to his credit, ranking first in his category. For this fight, the Russian fighter will receive a prize of $ 50,000.