In the co-main event of UFC 273, the bantamweight title is up for grabs as Aljamain Sterling rematches Petr Yan. Heading into the fight, Sterling is a +360 underdog while the interim champ is a -490 favorite.
As seen below, many of the pros believe Yan defeats Sterling with ease in the rematch, while a select few are picking ‘Funkmaster’ to edge out the win.
Fighter Picks Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2:
Alexander Volkanovski, UFC featherweight champion: I have to go with Petr Yan, I’ve trained with him in the past and he’s the real deal.
Stephen Thompson, UFC welterweight: I’m actually going to go with Aljamain Sterling. He learned a lot from the last fight and I think he has improved his string and his wrestling is always there.
Ian Garry, UFC welterweight: You can’t tell me Sterling will win this fight after the way the first one went. He got dominated, Yan will do the same thing here.
Terrance McKinney, UFC lightweight: Petr Yan. He was winning the last fight until that knee.
Ike Villanueva, UFC light heavyweight: Sterling is a really good fighter but I think Yan dominates the fights, Sterling can’t get him down and on the feet, Yan is so much better.
Tristan Connelly, UFC featherweight: Sterling will take it. I saw some things he can do to beat Yan and won’t gas himself in the opening round.
Dustin Jacoby, UFC light heavyweight: I have to go with my boy Sterling. I actually think he learned a lot from the first fight and won’t gas himself so much in that opening round.
Vinc Pichel, UFC lightweight: Petr Yan was beating up Sterling badly in the first fight before the knee and will do the same here
Gabe Green, UFC welterweight: Yan’s got it, I didn’t see much from Sterling in the first fight.
Danny Sabatello, Bellator bantamweight: I think Yan, he’s in Sterling’s head and Sterling will gas himself as he wants to hurt Yan badly and finish him.
Fighters picking Aljamain Sterling: Stephen Thompson, Tristan Connelly, Dustin Jacoby
Fighters picking Petr Yan: Alexander Volkanovski, Ian Garry, Terrance McKinney, Ike Villaneuva, Vinc Pichel, Gabe Green, Danny Sabatello
Who do you think will win the UFC 273 co-main event between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan?