Petr Yan says he’d beat Cejudo, Sterling on same night

CHICAGO – Petr Yan beat Jimmie Rivera with a unanimous decision Saturday night on the main card at UFC 238 in Chicago.

Take a look inside the fight with Yan, who stayed perfect in the UFC’s bantamweight division.

Result: Petr Yan def. Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Updated records: Yan (13-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), Rivera (22-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC)
Key stat: Yan won for the eighth straight time and got his fifth UFC win in less than a year’s time.

Yan on the fight’s key moment

“I had a plan to finish strong each round, either with a takedown or a flurry. When I heard the 10-second count, it was an indication to move forward (at the end of the rounds).”

Yan on not getting a finish like he predicted

“Maybe there wasn’t enough time, or maybe the preparation wasn’t good enough, but I’m glad the fight ended this way.”

Yan on what he wants next

“I watched (Aljamain) Sterling’s (win over Pedro Munhoz),, and with all due respect, I was not impressed at all. I would beat him and the champion (Henry Cejudo) in one night.”

To hear more from Yan, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

And for complete coverage of UFC 238, visit the UFC Events section of the site.