“As for the stop, I think everything was right. It was a champion match, where two warriors are fighting. In order to avoid after any conversations, you need to fight to the end until the referee is 100% sure of his decision, ”Yang said at a press conference.

Ian knocked out Aldo in the fifth round and became the new UFC bantamweight champion. The fight took place on July 12 at the UFC 251 tournament on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. 

For the Russian, this victory was the 15th in MMA with one defeat. Aldo lost his seventh career duel with 28 wins.

Earlier, Ian said when he wants to hold the first defense of the UFC title.