Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He fights in the bantamweight division for the UFC promotion in which he has been champion of the category since March 7, 2021 due to a disqualification against the Russian Petr Yan. He previously won the category title in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships promotion. In May 2016 he faced Bryan Caraway, losing by unanimous decision. Streling was scheduled to face Raphael Assunção on December 9, 2016.

However, Streling suffered an injury on November 23, causing the entire match to be missed. The match was rescheduled for January 28, 2017, at UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Pena. On June 6, 2020, after a streak of 4 consecutive victories, he faced the No. 4 bantamweight ranking contender Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250. He won by submission in the 1st round and obtained the title shot. On March 7, 2021, he faces the Russian Petr Yan for the bantamweight title at the UFC 259 event, in the first of three title matches, winning the UFC belt albeit through disqualification caused by an illegal knee from the Russian fighter in the 4th round. of bantamweights.