Petr Yan’s camp will look a little different ahead of his bantamweight title defense at UFC 259.
Yan recently posted a photo of himself on Instagram at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, which indicates that “No Mercy” will training at the renowned gym before facing Aljamain Sterling on March 6.
“In general, everything is fine so far,” Yan wrote. “Acclimatization is taking place — sometimes we speed it up. Thanks to everyone who supports. There is a lot of work to do.”
MMAjunkie.com later confirmed that Yan chose to train at ATT because his customary camp at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand, would require a two-week quarantine period, which would mean a shorter camp.
Yan claimed the vacant 135-pound belt with a fifth-round TKO of Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on July 11. The 27-year-old Russian has won 10 consecutive fights — including seven in the Octagon.
UFC 259 is headlined by a light heavyweight championship clash between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya and also includes a featherweight title tilt between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson.