Pedro Munhoz likes idea of rematch tour vs. Jimmie Rivera, Frankie Edgar, and then Aljamain Sterling

Pedro Munhoz will rematch Jimmie Rivera in the main card portion of UFC Vegas 20. | Zuffa LLC Pedro Munhoz enters the first rematch of his MMA career Saturday night, when he looks to avenge a 2015 split-decision upset to Jimmie Rivera in his early UFC days. That, in fact, could end up being the […]

Aljamain Sterling reveals key to victory over Petr Yan at UFC 259: ‘I just need one takedown’

Aljamain Sterling is confident that Petr Yan will eventually cave to his suffocating pressure. Sterling (19-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) challenges bantamweight champion Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) at UFC 259 in a matchup that forms part of a championship triple-header on March 6. “Funkmaster’s” grappling was on full display when he needed less than two […]

Ex-Champ T.J. Dillashaw Gives Petr Yan Slight Edge Over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259

T.J. Dillashaw believes Petr Yan will retain his bantamweight crown against Aljamain Sterling, but he also says the challenger has a style that could cause problems for the reigning champion. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

How Aljamain Sterling Found Acceptance In Combat

Top-ranked Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling Reflects On The Factors That Made Him Who He Is Today, Ahead Of His First Title Shot At UFC 259 Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: Ricky Simon says he deserves ranked opponent after UFC 258 win, hopes Aljamain Sterling wins title

LAS VEGAS — Bantamweight Ricky Simon speaks with reporters backstage at the APEX following his unanimous decision win over Brian Kelleher at UFC 258 and discussed what he was saying to his opponent in the fight, what he wants next, his thoughts on the upcoming 135-pound title fight between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling, and […]

Petr Yan on Aljamain Sterling: ‘I’m training to break him and destroy him’ at UFC 259

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Petr Yan isn’t satisfied with just winning the UFC bantamweight title. In fact, he plans on holding the title for a long, long time, while also hoping to mix things up a bit. In his first title defense, Yan will take on Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259. The event takes […]

UFC Unfiltered: Aljamain Sterling, Derek Brunson & Bobby Kelly

Listen to the latest UFC Unfiltered podcast featuring UFC Unfiltered: Aljamain Sterling, Derek Brunson & Bobby Kelly Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling bantamweight title fight targeted for UFC 259

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC A third championship fight is in the works for the already stacked pay-per-view fight card in March. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a bantamweight title fight between new champion Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling is being targeted for UFC 259. The event […]

UFC 259 Gains Third Title Fight of Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is stacking its March pay-per-view card about as much as it possibly can. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

The Weekly Grind: UFC bantamweight title challenger Aljamain Sterling proposes to longtime girlfriend

Twitter: @FunkMasterMMA What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove that even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of The Weekly Grind. […]

Video: Aljamain Sterling shares story of difficult childhood in ‘Not Broken’ short film

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling overcame enormous adversity long before he stepped into the octagon. On Monday, the UFC released a short film entitled Not Broken featuring Sterling and his family as they discuss his difficult childhood growing up with an abusive and negligent father. In the video, Sterling explains how […]

UFC’s Aljamain Sterling details overcoming abusive childhood in gripping short film

When he looks back on his childhood, Aljamain Sterling remembers being “a broken kid with no direction.” All because of his father. “I don’t have a lot of positive memories of my dad,” Sterling says. “He made us feel small, weak, stupid, useless.” “Not Broken,” a 14-minute short film directed by Rory Karpf and produced […]

Petr Yan Withdraws from UFC 256 Title Bout vs. Aljamain Sterling for Personal Reasons

UFC 256 is down to one title fight once again. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Cory Sandhagen would gladly be Petr Yan-Aljamain Sterling backup: ‘My ego has no issue’

Cory Sandhagen is ready and willing to serve as an alternate for the upcoming UFC bantamweight title fight. Sandhagen (13-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) reinserted himself into title contention when he finished Marlon Moraes in the second round at UFC on ESPN+ 37, rebounding from his first-round submission loss to Aljamain Sterling in June. In his […]

Unfiltered: Aljamain Sterling, Joaquin Buckley and Coach Javier Mendes

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: Aljamain Sterling, Joaquin Buckley and Coach Javier Mendes Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Petr Yan to Defend Bantamweight Title vs. Aljamain Sterling in UFC 256 Co-Main Event

Petr Yan is expected to make his first bantamweight title defense against Aljamain Sterling in the UFC 256 co-headliner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Sandhagen Thinks Sterling Deserves to Face Yan, But Won’t Turn Down Title Shot if Offered

Cory Sandhagen provided the type of finish on Saturday night that gives him serious leverage in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Cory Sandhagen believes Aljamain Sterling deserves Petr Yan next, but ‘I’m taking that shot’ if the UFC offers

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Following a second-round finish over No. 1-ranked bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes in the UFC Fight Island 5 main event, Cory Sandhagen isn’t asking for a title shot. But he certainly wouldn’t turn one down. After falling to Aljamain Sterling back in June, Sandhagen returned with a statement […]

Aljamain Sterling confident UFC title fight happens in December: ‘I am the next guy in line’

Aljamain Sterling has cemented himself as the No. 1 contender at bantamweight but is yet to get his crack at the championship. Winner of his last five fights, Sterling is coming off a first-round submission of Cory Sandhagen in June at UFC 250 but was passed up for a title opportunity when Petr Yan and […]

Dana White confirms Aljamain Sterling will receive bantamweight title shot against Petr Yan

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Aljamain Sterling has been waiting for a long time to finally hear he is the No. 1 contender in line to face bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Following UFC on ESPN 15 on Saturday night, Sterling got his wish. “Yeah,” UFC president Dana White responded at the post-fight press conference when asked […]

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