Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling is booked for the UFC bantamweight championship fight at UFC 259 and Petr Yan has opened as the betting favorite in this fight.
Yan vs. Sterling was previously booked for UFC 256 in December but Yan pulled out of the fight due to some personal issues. Previously the betting odds opened at -185 (Yan) and +160 (Sterling) with Yan as favorite, but the number has changed this time.
Yan is still favored to win the bout but not as much as the last time around, Aljamain Sterling have displayed his ground skills in most of his previous fights and that is probably what caused people to see him as a tough challenge for Yan.
Currently these two stands out at: Petr Yan (-145) and Aljamain Sterling (+125)
What do these numbers mean?
If you are wondering what do these numbers mean then let us break it down for you. Yan opened at -145 this means if you bet $145 on him that would win you $100 and Sterling opened at +125, this means if you would bet $100 on him you would win $125. So choose your bet carefully.
Fans are ready for a war
Yan became the bantamweight champion after defeating Jose Aldo and this would the first title defense for him he is currently 15-1 in his professional record. Sterling is on a five fight winning streak and is 11-3 on his professional record.
Yan is a brilliant striker and Sterling is a master on the ground, this is an interesting matchup as both of these martial artists would want to impose their will upon each other. MMA fans are expecting a war out of this one.