PETR YAN became the undisputed UFC bantamweight champion after a brutal win over Jose Aldo.
The pair went back and forth in an evenly matched first three rounds before the younger man took over and dominated the final two rounds.
Both fighters dished out and took a mountain of punishment, but Yan eventually took control, leaving the legendary Aldo a bloodied mess.
The fight ended in the fifth as the Russian pounded the Brazilian while he was on the floor – with referee Leon Edwards taking an age to stop the fight.
Aldo took a huge number of powerful blows at the end of the fight and was left crumpled in a heap on the floor well after the bell sounded.
It leaves Aldo's career in doubt, with many wondering if he will continue having fallen to a sixth loss in his last nine fights.
Russian Yan said: "I expected it to be a hard fight and he hit my leg and forced me to change stance.
"At the beginning to put the pressure on him and make him tired and at the third round start attacking. And that what happened."
Yan, who recently became a dad for a second time, added: "It definitely motivates to have a baby, a kid that close to the fight."
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