- Aljamain Sterling is the current UFC Bantamweight Champion.
- Sterling is fresh off his second title defense against T.J. Dillashaw.
- Sterling’s next opponent is Henry Cejudo.
Aljamain Sterling is fresh off his title defense over former champion T.J. Dillashaw in October 2022 in the co-main event of UFC 280, where he dominated his foe en route to a second-round TKO finish. This title triumph from Sterling pushed his name up in the pound-for-pound rankings and stayed relevant in BetMGM’s online sportsbook via UFC odds.
It was Sterling’s second official title defense since winning the 135-pound belt in March 2021 against Petr Yan via fourth-round disqualification. He was able to repeat over Yan in April 2022 with a split decision victory.
When Is Aljamain Sterling’s Next Fight?
Aljamain Sterling is set to face former bantamweight champion and two-division champion Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC 288, which goes down on May 6, 2023, inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
This match marks not only Sterling’s third title defense but also the return of Cejudo, a former Olympic Medalist, after relinquishing the title in May 2020 when he defeated Dominick Cruz in the second round of their title clash.
The bantamweight belt will be on the line in New Jersey!! 🏆@FunkmasterMMA vs @HenryCejudo will officially be the #UFC288 main event!
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Aljamain Sterling MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 22-3
- Wins by TKO/KO: 3
- Wins by submission: 8
- Wins by decision: 10
- Striking accuracy: 51%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.70
- Significant strikes absorbed: 2.18
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.98
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.89
- Significant strikes defense: 61%
- Takedown defense: 41%
- Knockdown average: 0.00
- Average fight time:12:56
Aljamain Sterling Notable Wins
Aljamain Sterling’s impressive list of victories includes Cody Gibson, Johnny Eduardo, Renan Barao, Jimmie Rivera, Pedro Munhoz, Cory Sandhagen, Petr Yan and T.J. Dillashaw.
Aljamain Sterling UFC Earnings
The ”Funk Master’s” total UFC career earnings are $1,918,000, including base pay, incentives and bonuses. Sterling’s biggest earning to date is his showdown with Dillashaw, where he pocketed $670,000.
Aljamain Sterling Team and Corner
Aljamain Sterling is one of the top names under the Serra-Longo Team, headed by former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra and Ray Longo.
Other notable UFC fighters training with the team are Chris Weidman (former UFC Middleweight Champion), Al Iaquinta (former UFC lightweight title challenger) and Merab Dvalishvili. They are also in Sterling’s corner during fights.
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