Now, two Russians own UFC titles: Yan won the organization’s lightweight belt, and Khabib Nurmagomedov is the lightweight champion.
The leader in this ranking is the United States. Americans own three UFC titles.
Ian knocked out Aldo in the fifth round and became the new UFC bantamweight champion. The fight took place 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, former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Sehudo reacted to Jan’s victory in a fight with Aldo for the vacant title.