Aljamain Sterling claim that Petr Yan frequently poured water on his head to avoid grappling and takedowns at UFC 273

Aljamain Sterling claim that Petr Yan frequently poured water on his head to avoid grappling and takedowns at UFC 273

Aljamain Sterling convinced Petr Yan used water to escape grappling exchanges

Aljamain Sterling recently claimed that Petr Yan frequently poured water on his head to avoid grappling and takedowns. Nothing, however, could keep ‘The Funk Master’ from defending his bantamweight title at the fight event.

In a recent video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Aljamain Sterling was seen discussing his most recent win at UFC 273. While discussing the fight, Sterling pointed out that Yan was seen pouring water on his head to make himself ‘slippery’ enough to not get caught in takedowns.

Aljamain Sterling claim that Petr Yan frequently poured water on his head to avoid grappling and takedowns at UFC 273

Speaking about the incident, the bantamweight champion said:

“Can we talk about how much water he was pouring on his head though? Because he was really really slippery after that. And made those other takedowns a lot harder for me to grab on his waist. And I really do think that’s why I fell off in the fourth round.”

Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan faced off in a high-octane fight in the co-main event of UFC 273. After the first round, Sterling surprised everyone with his excellent grappling moves.

The fight was won by ‘The Funk Master,’ who was awarded a split decision victory by the three judges.

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