Twitter reacts to Aljamain Sterling’s DQ win to take title from Petr Yan at UFC 259

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Aljamain Sterling lived up to his promise to claim UFC bantamweight gold on Saturday when he dethroned Petr Yan at UFC 259 – but it didn’t come in the way anyone expected.

Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) ended Yan’s (15-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) reign before it could get any momentum and became the fifth titleholder in divisional history when he took the belt by disqualification after Yan landed an illegal knee in the fourth round of the featured matchup, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Sterling’s title victory over Yan at UFC 259.

MMA Junkie

https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1368417248474320899

Nick Kalikas

https://twitter.com/FightOdds/status/1368419956073721856

UFC

https://twitter.com/UFC_Asia/status/1368420231295741952

Andreas Hale

https://twitter.com/AndreasHale/status/1368420452926812162

Tommy Toe Hold

https://twitter.com/TommyToeHold/status/1368420546745147392

Luke Thomas

https://twitter.com/lthomasnews/status/1368420527308693506

Tatiana Suarez

https://twitter.com/tatianaufc/status/1368420684980920324

UFC

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1368421268656173057

Joe Rizzo

https://twitter.com/rearnakedchoke/status/1368421318933286912

Charles Rosa

https://twitter.com/CharlesRosaMMA/status/1368421352420605956

Kevin Iole

https://twitter.com/KevinI/status/1368421428916228097

Stephen Thompson

https://twitter.com/WonderboyMMA/status/1368421566887981056

Mike Perry

https://twitter.com/PlatinumPerry/status/1368421548248465409

Alan Jouban

https://twitter.com/AlanJouban/status/1368421653638643713

Tatiana Suarez

https://twitter.com/tatianaufc/status/1368421892504227841

Stephen A. Smith

https://twitter.com/stephenasmith/status/1368422033198026753

Eddie Alvarez

https://twitter.com/Ealvarezfight/status/1368422145823551488

Teddy Atlas

https://twitter.com/TeddyAtlasReal/status/1368422146767130626

Phil Murphy

https://twitter.com/Phil_Sports/status/1368422323406135300

Aspen Ladd

https://twitter.com/TheAspenLadd/status/1368422500556677128

Adam Hill

https://twitter.com/AdamHillLVRJ/status/1368422803876155393

Andreas Hale

https://twitter.com/AndreasHale/status/1368423007740293123

Stephen Thompson

https://twitter.com/WonderboyMMA/status/1368423046051209221

Alexander Volkanovski

https://twitter.com/alexvolkanovski/status/1368423117345882114

Belal Muhammad

https://twitter.com/bullyb170/status/1368423170563186690

Simon Samano

https://twitter.com/SJSamano/status/1368423342642851841

Chris Clements

https://twitter.com/menaceclements/status/1368423562621620225

Tatiana Suarez

https://twitter.com/tatianaufc/status/1368423937844023299

Teddy Atlas

https://twitter.com/TeddyAtlasReal/status/1368424531103150081

Stephen A. Smith

https://twitter.com/stephenasmith/status/1368424669733412865

Aaron Bronsteter

https://twitter.com/aaronbronsteter/status/1368424671822110721

Rafael Natal

https://twitter.com/rafaelsaponatal/status/1368424678902104069

Eryk Anders

https://twitter.com/erykanders/status/1368424865129132038

Charles Rosa

https://twitter.com/CharlesRosaMMA/status/1368424945701842946

Belal Muhammad

https://twitter.com/bullyb170/status/1368425404168503302

John Pollock

https://twitter.com/iamjohnpollock/status/1368425713574019080

Raquel Pennington

https://twitter.com/marc_raimondi/status/1368425934454321153

Dominick Reyes

https://twitter.com/DomReyes/status/1368426063865389057

Brandon Gibson

https://twitter.com/SixGunGibson/status/1368426154411970568

Gilbert Burns

https://twitter.com/GilbertDurinho/status/1368426260293156866

Jon Jones

https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1368426357546389510

Katlyn Chookagian

https://twitter.com/blondefighter/status/1368426464773890053

Justin Gaethje

https://twitter.com/Justin_Gaethje/status/1368426556939399175

Derek Brunson

https://twitter.com/DerekBrunson/status/1368426695443746821

Marc Raimondi

https://twitter.com/marc_raimondi/status/1368426768718123020

Lauren Murphy

https://twitter.com/LaurenMurphyMMA/status/1368426812016107520

Dominick Reyes

https://twitter.com/DomReyes/status/1368426896271151104

Eryk Anders

https://twitter.com/erykanders/status/1368426963728146434

Niko Price

https://twitter.com/Nikohybridprice/status/1368427072142663684

Dan Tom

https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA/status/1368427175850905601

Teddy Atlas

https://twitter.com/TeddyAtlasReal/status/1368427287532560384

Stephen Thompson

https://twitter.com/WonderboyMMA/status/1368427354255728644

Colby Covington

https://twitter.com/ColbyCovMMA/status/1368427471595569154

MMA Junkie

https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1368428247717875716

Boston Salmon

https://twitter.com/bostonboomboom/status/1368427743537373186

Kamaru Usman

https://twitter.com/USMAN84kg/status/1368427786986287106

Chuck Liddell

https://twitter.com/ChuckLiddell/status/1368428057967554560

Raphael Assuncao

https://twitter.com/RaphaAssuncao/status/1368428202864091139

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