- UFC 273 Odds: Aljamain Sterling +333 vs Petr Yan -450 favorite.
- UFC 273 Prediction: Petr Yan by TKO/KO.
The rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan is set for UFC 273. Sterling suffered an illegal knee from Yan during their first encounter at UFC 259. This is set to be undisputed bantamweight title bout to find out who’s the real 135-pound champion. We cover the Yan vs Sterling rematch odds and UFC 274 prediction below.
Sterling vs Yan 2 Prediction
Aljamain Sterling remains a +333 betting underdog to Petr Yan as a -450 favorite via BetMGM sportsbook. Yan vs Sterling 2 odds mean that you would have to wager $450 to profit $100 on a Yan victory, while a $100 bet on a Sterling win would profit you $333. The latest odds for Sterling vs Yan can be found via our UFC online sportsbooks page.
Much of the discussion leading up to the first bout was about Sterling’s wrestling and submission skills in contrast to Yan’s extraordinary striking ability. In terms of the rematch, we know Aljo, will now struggle to take Yan down and I do believe his game plan to get Yan out of there early will remain the same.
Yan tends to be a slow starter, for that reason I expect the first round to be more of a feeling-out process with Sterling having more success early in the fight.
Sterling will have to stop Yan from getting in his rhythm and therefore fix up his striking and blend some more grappling into this rematch. Utilizing his four-inch reach advantage and keeping Yan on the outside could be key to Sterling snatching some rounds at UFC 273.
For Yan, he’s looked better than ever since their first fight. At UFC 267, Yan put on a clinical performance to Cory Sandhagen by decision.
As we can see here from UFC 267, Yan took control of the fight from the second round onwards. With Sanghadegn having a better final round. However, it wasn’t enough compared to the damage Yan had inflicted over the course of the fight.
Yan is one of the most well-rounded fighters in the UFC right now. He’s dominant no matter where the fight goes, with an 89% takedown defense as he prefers to keep the fight on his feet.
Similar to Yan’s last two performances, I expect him to be the more dominant fighter and control the pace and aggression of this fight. By using his body shots and timing the perfect head kick to get Sterling out of this fight around the championship rounds.
Faber Picks Yan at UFC 273
Urijah Faber returned at UFC 259 to face Petr Yan. “No Mercy” was shown with Yan picking up a ‘Performance of the Night’ win over Faber by KO in the third round.
“He wasn’t getting it done the first time, he was kind of getting outwrestled a little bit, and I think Yan’s wrestling has gotten a little bit better. So I think Aljo is going to try and go for an awkward standup style and maybe find some takedowns at choice points. Yan is definitely the favorite, in my opinion.”
UFC 273 is set to be headlined by Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie. With Sterling vs Yan 2 as the co-main. Who’s your early betting pick for this upcoming rematch?