Aljamain
Sterling
12-0-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #4 Bantamweight
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 12-0-0
Summary: Wrestling, scrambling, tough, creative, cardio and being a savage!

Fighter Info

Nickname: Funk Master
From: Long Island, New York USA
Fights Out Of: Uniondale, New York USA
Age: 26
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
302
54% Successful
163
Types of Successful Strikes
0
163
27%
35% Clinch
38% Ground
44
57
62
Striking Defense
70
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
26
46% Successful
12
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
10
0
Takedown Defense
43
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Aljamain Sterling
Bryan Caraway
May 29, 2016
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Win
Aljamain Sterling
Dec 10, 2015
23
4
2
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Aljamain Sterling
Apr 18, 2015
13
32
0
3
0
1
0
2
R3 Submission
Win
Aljamain Sterling
Jul 16, 2014
15
62
0
4
0
0
0
5
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Aljamain Sterling
Feb 22, 2014
18
46
4
3
1
3
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: For this fight, I'm going back to my roots. I'm fine tuning the small things that I've neglected in the past - wrestling.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training because I saw a former teammate/colleague - Jon Jones - training, and I also saw a few TUF shows. I asked him for an opportunity to train with him, I was invited and I haven’t looked back since. I thought it was tailor-made for me because I love one-on-one competition. It’s your skill set against my skill set. Nothing is more rewarding than knowing you earned your right to win!

What ranks and titles have you held? I’m a purple belt in BJJ, and a 2x All-American for SUNY Cortland at 133 and 141 lbs. I've held a belt at 135 and 145 lbs as an amateur. And I've held the Ring of Combat belt at 135 lbs, before vacating it to fight at CFFC and become their first 135 lbs champ.

Do you have any heroes? No heroes growing up. But I do look up to Al Iaquinta and Chris Weidman as role models now. I always try to match their work ethic and push myself past my limits.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting the UFC means a lot to me. I finally feel like all the hard work and dedication I put into making this a career hasn't been for nothing. All the hours my trainers and I put in will not go unnoticed. I'm an animal just trying to do savage-like things out there! When I dream, I work. REALITY! That’s what I live by. And I’m gonna go get it!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to SUNY Morrisville, studying accounting, before transferring to SUNY Cortland and getting my B.A. in Physical Education.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was working as a shoe salesman at Saks Fifth, before being fired because I needed to get last minute things for school and called out of work (Laughs). Then I just cut hair in school to help get by.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Placed fourth and sixth at 133 pounds and 141 pounds as a junior and senior, respectively.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: I'm a purple belt under Matt "The Great" Serra, black belt in wrestling, a third degree black-belt in Funk-Jitsu, and I just got a stripe for having wicked muscles (Laughs)

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke all day!!

Favorite striking technique: Leg kicks, to chop down the tree!

• Pro since 2011

• Five wins by submission (4 RNC, 1 arm triangle), two by KO

• Had 6-1 amateur record

• Three first-round finishes

• Two-time Division III All-American wrestler

• Had 87-27 college wrestling record

• Origin of nickname: “It comes from my wrestling style. When Saenz tries to take me down, I might finally get to show the world some cool tricks.”

Career

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