In Abu Dhabi, on Yas island, took place tournament UFC 251. In the first championship battle tournament Bantam weight world championship belt after leaving Henry Cejudo was disputed by the Russian Peter Yang and the Brazilian Jose Aldo.
Yang was considered the favorite in the fight and proved it. Former champion Aldo is running out and is unlikely ever to be able to claim once on the title. The Brazilian only lasted for the first half of the fight. Further, the Russians methodically began to beat the veteran, increasing the advantage. In the last round, the referee stopped the fight for two and a half minutes before the siren.
Thus, Yang had won the title and became the second champion from Russia after Habib Nurmagomedov.
Video of fight