UFC Fight Night 123 takes place at Save Mart Center in Fresno,
Calif., on Dec. 9 and is headlined by a featherweight tilt between
Swanson and Brian
Ortega. The evening’s main card will be televised on Fox Sports
Sterling began his professional tenure with 12 straight victories,
including four in the UFC. The Serra-Longo Fight Team
representative’s rise to stardom hit a speed bump following
back-to-back split-decision losses to Bryan
Caraway and Raphael
Assuncao, but he has since rebounded with wins over Augusto
Mendes and Renan Barao
in his last two outings.
Yahya, meanwhile, has won five of his last six Octagon appearances.
The grappling specialist is coming off a first-round submission of
Briones at UFC Fight Night 114. Yahya is 9-3 with one no
contest during his UFC tenure.