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Aljamain Sterling issues statement after brutal KO loss to Marlon Moraes

Tom Taylor - December 10, 2017

Last night, on the main card of the UFC’s anticipated debut in the fight town of Fresno, California, former World Series of Fighting bantamweight king Marlon Moraes stepped into the cage to battle long-time contender Aljamain Sterling. Since joining the UFC roster, Moraes has looked good, but not great, losing a debatable decision to Raphael Assuncao before winning a similarly contentious decision over John Dodson. When he stepped into the cage with Sterling, he nixed any chance of another close decision, as he authored an absolutely hellacious knockout, putting his foe down with a first-round knee.

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UFC Fresno Results: Marlon Moraes KO’s Aljamain Sterling

Chris Taylor - December 9, 2017

A key bantamweight scrap between Marlon Moraes and Aljamain Sterling took place at tonight’s UFC Fight Night event in Fresno, California. Round one begins and Moraes lands a devastating knee that sends Sterling crashing to the canvas! This one is all over just seconds in. Wow Marlon Moraes!

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UFC Fresno continues to take shape with new bantamweight contender scrap

Tom Taylor - October 18, 2017

This December 9, the UFC will debut in Fresno, California, with UFC Fight Night 123. Though this UFC Fresno card is still some distance away, it’s already begun to take shape with a bevy of exciting fights. Last week, we learned that long-time bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway will be returning on the card, taking on rising talent Luke Sanders. Now, the card has been bolstered by another bantamweight contender bout, as UFC officials have announced New York’s Aljamain Sterling is set to return opposite Brazil’s Rani Yahya.

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Aljamain Sterling Gets Into It With Jimmie Rivera's Wife on Twitter

Justin Golightly - September 29, 2017

This fight game gets heated, ladies and gentlemen. Especially now with a cornucopia of social media overflowing at our fingertips. It’s easy to get heavily invested in an upcoming fight and get carried away talking to someone about it online. It happens to the best of us. It must be even harder to try and escape the urge to say something when you’re the significant other of one of those fighters. That happened yesterday after the announcement of Jimmie Rivera’s fight with Dominick Cruz. Aljamain Sterling responded to a random dude trash talking to him on the internet. At that point, Rivera’s wife chimed in and then it all snowballed.

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Cody Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt and Aljamain Sterling get heated on Twitter, racism accusations surface

Tom Taylor - August 14, 2017

On Sunday, reigning UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and rising bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling got into it on Twitter. While this back-and-forth began as fairly innocent Twitter beef, it unfortunately wasn’t long before accusations of racism began to fly. See the pair’s fiery exchange below:

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UFC 214 Results: Aljamain Sterling defeats Renan Barao

Chris Taylor - July 29, 2017

A 140-pound catchweight bout between former bantamweight champion Renan Barao and Aljamain Sterling took place during tonight’s UFC 214 prelims from Anaheim, California. Round one begins and Barao opens up with a body kick. Sterling responds with one of his own. Barao leaps in with a left hand and then a leg kick. Sterling presses forward and just misses getting caught with a spinning head kick from Renabn. Barao with a leg kick. Sterling returns fires with one to the body. Barao trips Sterling and winds up on top. Sterling immediately rolls for a leg lock. He sinks it in but Barao catches him with a good shot. Another good punch from Barao and he takes top position. The Brazilian quickly passes to half guard but Aljamain scrambles back to full guard. Barao with a left hand. He moves to half guard and lands an elbow. Renan with a some knees to the body. Sterling scrambes back with full guard. He attempts a sweep but Barao says no. Sterling looks to lock up a triangle but Barao postures up and rains down left. The horn sounds to end round one.

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Aljamain Sterling still hasn't signed contract for catchweight bout with Renan Barao

Tom Taylor - July 2, 2017

Originally, Aljamain Sterling expected to fight Renan Barao at bantamweight at UFC 214 this July 29. Unfortunately, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) ultimately decided to forbid Barao from fighting at bantamweight given his previous difficulty cutting to the weight class. As such, Sterling was asked to meet Barao at a 140-pound catchweight. While Sterling is willing to meet Barao at 140, he recently divulged to that he has not yet signed the contract to do so, as he’s hoping for a bit more money.

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Renan Barao

Renan Barao set to return to bantamweight at UFC 214

Tom Taylor - May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, we learned that, despite a decent 1-1 record at featherweight, Renan Barao would be abandoning the division in favor of a return to his former bantamweight haunts. Now, the details of Barao’s bantamweight return have been revealed. The former bantamweight king will be taking on long-time prospect Aljamain Sterling at UFC 214, this July 29 in Anaheim, California. This fight was announced by the UFC on Wednesday evening.

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Aljamain Sterling Details Beef With Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone

Tom Taylor - November 8, 2016

UFC welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and UFC bantamweight Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling are both adored by the majority of fight fans. According to an account from Sterling on the latest episode of The MMA Hour, however, the two fighters are not particularly fond of one another. Goaded on by friend and training partner Gian Villante, Sterling reluctantly recounted a heated run-in he had with Cowboy during this year’s International Fight Week, which occured around UFC 200 in July.

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Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling Wants Rafael Assuncao or Michael McDonald in NYC

Tom Taylor - September 9, 2016

On November 12, the UFC will set up shop in New York City’s Madison Square Garden with UFC 205. This week, this anticipated card’s first match-ups were announced. First, we learned that the card would feature a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves. Days later, we learned that a long-rumored bout between Robbie Lawler and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had been made official for the event. We’re also hearing whispers that former middleweight champion will fight Yoel Romero or Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on the card.

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Aljamain Sterling reacts to first loss of professional MMA career

bjpenndotcom - May 30, 2016

Sunday night in Las Vegas, Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway stepped in the Octagon to settle their feud. Sterling was the one who initially called for a fight against Caraway, however it was Caraway who left the Octagon with the win. The fight was a rather close one, with many scoring the bout in favor of Sterling, however the judges awarded Caraway the split decision win.


VIDEO | Aljamain Sterling trolls Bryan Caraway during photoshoot

bjpenndotcom - May 27, 2016

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Will the UFC start promoting Aljamain Sterling more now that he has re-signed?

Russell Ess - February 15, 2016

It seems like many of the MMA media outlets want to get undefeated bantamweight Aljamain Sterling’s name out there, but are lacking any help from the UFC. Even UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is puzzled why Sterling has not gotten a bigger marketing push from the UFC. The 26-year-old from New York dubbed “The Funkmaster” was shopping around the MMA Market during his free agency after his contract with the UFC was fulfilled. Unlike Benson Henderson who decided to go with Bellator MMA, Sterling re-signed a contract with the UFC.


WATCH! Joe Rogan talks Aljamain Sterling's point of 'how the fu*k does Sage Northcutt gets all this hype?'

Russell Ess - February 8, 2016 When UFC color commentator Joe Rogan speaks his mind outside of his job commentating for UFC events, people listen. Rogan, who is a comedian and very well versed in martial arts also is host to one of the most popular podcasts with his Joe Rogan Experience show.