Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting on Sunday that the match would not take place in the December pay-per-view, with plans to reschedule the fight for a later date. MMA Island First reported the news.
Although the details are sketchy, Yan is forced out of the fight for “personal reasons”. Ann vs. Sterling is expected to be rescheduled by February, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
The Bantamweight title fight that falls from UFC 256 is starting to explain the need for promotion in booking two high-profile bouts for a single card in recent days.
After submission Alex Perez In UFC 255 Main Event, Flyweight Champion Diveson Figueroa Agreed to resist Brandon Moreno Just 21 days later at UFC 256 in December. Although the fight was not finalized, both Figueroa and Moreno verbally agreed to a date.
Meanwhile, the former interim light champion Tony Ferguson Also booked for the fight against Charles Oliveira In a high-profile match added to UFC 256 in recent days. Ferguson was asked to compete again this year and finally Oliveira agreed to fight on December 12.
Now visible with Ann vs. Sterling scraping, press Figueroa vs Moreno UFC 256 for co-lead event with Ferguson vs Oliveira.