Cory Sandhagen Reflects On Loss Vs. Petr Yan, A ‘Hell Of A Fight’

Cory Sandhagen and Petr Yan shared the octagon for the interim bantamweight title in the co-main event at UFC 267. It was one of the most exhilarating fights of the event, and that’s why UFC gave both fighters an extra $50,000 for Fight of the Night.

But Sandhagen’s priority was the belt and not the bonus.


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“Tough sport. Hell of a fight, Yan. Learn. Get better. The ship keeps sailing. I’m gonna be champ one day,” he wrote.

This is Sandhagen’s second consecutive loss. His first was in July versus TJ Dillashaw by split decision.

Though some fans don’t consider him a top contender anymore, it doesn’t erase his brutal fights with Dillashaw and Yan. Dillashaw is currently recovering from an injury following their fight.

Sandhagen has one of the most brutal striking skills.

He brutally defeated former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar with a flying knee and former title challenger Marlon Moraes with a spectacular spinning heel kick.

He also remains in the No. 3 in the UFC’s bantamweight rankings.

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