Two people familiar with the position informed MMA Junkie on Thursday that contracts were issued for Lian (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) and Sterling (3-19 MMA, 11-3 UFC) for the month of March. UFC 259 Event, and raising the fighting card to three championships.
People requested that they remain anonymous because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement.
UFC 259 will take place on March 6. Location and location not disclosed, but the main pay-per-view card is airing for the next expected view on ESPN and ESPN +.
Yan has made a great unbeaten run in the UFC so far, defeating every opponent that stood before him. After Henry Sejudo gave up the 135-pound title earlier this year, Yan Belt vacant claimed Against Jose Aldo at UFC 251 last July.
He was supposed to defend his first UFC 256 title in December, but was forced to withdraw due to personal problems.
Sterling, 31, earned his title with a streak of five straight wins and victories in seven of his past eight games overall. It kicks off Fast forward to the first round From Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 in June.
The latest UFC 259 Fight Card now includes:
Jan Blaschovich vs Israel Adesania – For the Light Heavyweight title Amanda Nunes versus Megan Anderson – Women’s Featherweight Title Peter Jan vs. Jamin Sterling – Pantham Welterweight Title Alexander Rakic vs. Thiago Santos Dominic Cruz versus Casey Kenny Drew Dopper versus Islam Makhachev Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavides Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews Randy Costa vs. Trevin Jones Alon Cruz v Uros Medic, Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa