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Aljamain Sterling

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Win Rate
87 %
Finish Rate
50 %
Decision Win %
82 %
Bantamweight Champion (UFC)

Aljamain Sterling

Age
32
Height
5' 7 (170 cm)
Reach
71 in. (5' 11/180 cm)
Ape-Index
1.059
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Bantamweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Matt Serra
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
To stay away from the prevalent gang life in which some of his brothers joined, Sterling started wrestling at Uniondale High School in 2004. Unable to catch up with the grades to reach Division I, Sterling opted to enroll at Morrisville State College where he continued wrestling. During the time in Morrisville, Sterling developed an interest in MMA when he met Jon Jones and trained on the wrestling team. After the freshman year, Sterling transferred to Cortland and eventually became a two-time NCAA Division III All-American with a record of 87–27. Sterling graduated from Cortland with a bachelor's degree in physical education.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Bantamweight Championship (One time, current)
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships: CFFC Bantamweight Championship (One time). Three successful title defenses
  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships: Three successful title defenses
  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships: Three successful title defenses
  • Ring of Combat: ROC Bantamweight Championship (One time)
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2018 Submission of the Year vs. Cody Stamann
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2020 June Submission of the Month vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Cageside Press: 2020 "Submission of the Year" vs. Cory Sandhagen, tied with Khabib Nurmagomedov and A.J. McKee

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