When Is Aljamain Sterling’s Next Fight?

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Aljamain Sterling celebrates after defeating Cody Stamann in their bantamweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 228.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jan 03, 2024, 7:20 PM
  • Aljamain Sterling is the former UFC Bantamweight Champion.
  • Sterling is fresh off a second-round TKO loss to Sean O'Malley.
  • Sterling’s next opponent is Calvin Kattar for his featherweight debut on UFC 300.

Aljamain Sterling absorbed a tough defeat at the hands of Sean O’Malley in their UFC 292 championship main event as he received a second-round loss to “Suga Sean.” That loss ended the “Funk Master’s” reign as the division’s title holder after three successful defenses. Despite this setback, Sterling is still among the top names in online sports betting, particularly on UFC odds.

Following his fourth career loss, should Sterling get an outright title rematch against Sterling? Or should he fight another top contender and earn his way back to the title picture? Who will he face next?

When Is Aljamain Sterling’s Next Fight?

Sterling’s next opponent is No. 7-ranked featherweight contender Calvin Kattar as he makes his 145-pound division debut at UFC 300 on April 13, 2024. UFC president Dana White officially announced this on his Twitter account.

This marks the end of Sterling’s bantamweight run after competing there for nine years and becoming the division’s undisputed king, who was able to defend his throne multiple times.

Aljamain Sterling MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 23-4
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 3
  • Wins by submission: 8
  • Wins by decision: 11
  • 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

Sterling’s impressive list of victories includes Cody Gibson, Johnny Eduardo, Renan Barao, Jimmie Rivera, Pedro Munhoz, Cory Sandhagen, Petr Yan, T.J. Dillashaw, and Henry Cejudo.

Aljamain Sterling UFC Earnings

The ”Funk Master’s” total UFC career earnings are $3,408,000, including base pay, incentives and bonuses. Sterling’s biggest earning to date is his showdown with O’Malley, where he pocketed $1.4 million.

Aljamain Sterling Team and Corner

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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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.