UFC fighters sound off as Yan loses belt on 4th-round DQ
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Combatants across the UFC took to social media Saturday after Petr Yan lost his bantamweight championship to Aljamain Sterling on a fourth-round disqualification for an illegal knee.

Yan was leading the bout and gaining momentum when he struck a downed Sterling, prompting the disqualification. The Russian star was defending the title for the first time and led on two of three scorecards when he committed the violation.

The new champion also chimed in on the unusual title change:

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UFC fighters sound off as Yan loses belt on 4th-round DQ
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