Petr Yan faces Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267
The interim bantamweight title fight is official! Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen will face off for the belt at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi.
Yan was in need of a new opponent after Aljamain Sterling withdrew. He will now face Sandhagen at the Etihad Arena on October 30th.
Yan (15-2) was disqualified after landing an illegal knee on Sterling at UFC 259, losing his title in the process. He will have to put vengeance on the backburner after the American withdrew from the rematch.
In his place steps Sandhagen (14-3). The #3 ranked bantamweight is coming off a split decision loss to TJ Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32.
As previously announced Jingliang Li will be back in action on October 30th. The Chinese welterweight is set to face Khamzat Chimaev in Abu Dhabi.
The UFC held three shows in Abu Dhabi in January but the recent cards have all taken place in the US. Since the start of the pandemic the country has established itself as a regular venue for the octagon.
This card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight. Jan Błachowicz puts his strap on the line against Glover Teixeira.