Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling

Personal Information

Full Name Aljamain Sterling
Date of Birth July 31, 1989
Age 34
Nationality American
Birth Place Uniondale, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 135 lb
Nickname Funk Master
Weight Class Bantamweight
Reach 71 in
Career Stats 23-4-0
Status Active

Aljamain Sterling News

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Aljamain Sterling: A Brief Biography

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Aljamain Sterling is a 34-year-old American professional fighter competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Sterling is a former UFC bantamweight champion who became the first person to become a champion due to disqualification. Unfortunately, he lost the belt at UFC 292 against Sean O'Malley via TKO.


Birth PlaceUniondale, New York, U.S
Father's NameCleveland Sterling
Mother's NameSophie Sterling
Star SignLeo
Net Worth (2024)$2 million (estimated)
Last Fight Earnings$750k (base salary)
Age34
EducationUniondale High School/ SUNY Cortland
MMA Debut2011
MMA Record23-4-0
AchievementsFormer UFC bantamweight champion
PartnerRebecca Cruz
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter


Early Life and Career

Aljamain Antoine Sterling was born on July 31, 1989, in Uniondale, New York, United States. He started wrestling to stay away from the prevalent gang life in his surroundings. Sterling got interested in mixed martial arts by watching a few of The Ultimate Fighter shows and Jon Jones training. He was later invited to train at Jones' gym called 'The BombSquad.'


Aljamain Sterling made his professional debut on April 22, 2011, and won the fight via a unanimous decision. He had an amusing professional record of 8-0 before signing a multiple-fight contract with the UFC.


Aljamain Sterling Wife

Aljamain Sterling, the former UFC bantamweight champion, is currently engaged to his partner, Rebecca Cruz. Their relationship has spanned more than a decade, beginning in 2011. In 2022, Sterling confirmed their engagement through social media, sharing photos from their celebration. The proposal took place during a dinner commemorating their 10th anniversary. While they haven’t publicly disclosed details about their wedding, Rebecca Cruz frequently supports Sterling on her social media accounts. Their bond appears strong, and they share a passion for animals, caring for two dogs named Benji and Mufasa.


Aljamain Sterling Social Media

Aljamain Sterling has social media accounts on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). Sterling's Instagram page is filled with posts of his training montages, fight promotions, physique updates, and family. He boasts an impressive follower count of over 691,000 on Instagram and over 239,000 on X.


Aljamain Sterling Net Worth

Aljamain 'Funk Master' Sterling's estimated net worth of $2 million stems largely from his earnings in the UFC, including fight purses and sponsorships with major brands such as Reebok and Everlast. During his reign as the bantamweight champion, Sterling's net worth has seen a significant boost, particularly with his headlining appearances in pay-per-view events.


Aljamain Sterling Endorsements

Aljamain Sterling's endorsement deals stem from his sizable following, primarily garnered during his tenure as the UFC Bantamweight champion. He has collaborated with various brands such as DraftKings, P3, and BodyArmor. Sterling also enjoys sponsorships from companies like Trojan, Everlast, Findlay Toyota, and Speedy Bear.


Aljamain Sterling MMA Record

Aljamain Sterling, known as the "Funk Master," has a remarkable MMA record of 23 wins and 4 losses (23-4-0) His notable achievements include becoming the UFC Bantamweight Champion by defeating Petr Yan via disqualification at UFC 259, making him the first UFC champion to secure a title in such a manner. Sterling has notable wins against Henry Cejudo, Cory Sandhagen, and Pedro Munhoz, displaying his well-rounded skills and relentless pace.


His championship tenure has been marked by determination and grit, holding UFC bantamweight division records for most wins, consecutive wins, and consecutive title defenses. Sterling lost his title against Sean O'Malley at UFC 292 via TKO. Since then, he has moved up in division and is scheduled to make his featherweight debut against Calvin Kattar at UFC 300 on April 11, 2024.


Aljamain Sterling Losses


UFC 292: Sterling v O'Malley
UFC 292: Sterling v O'Malley


Aljamain Sterling faced his latest setback against Sean O'Malley at UFC 292 on August 19, 2023. In a match that lasted until the second round, O'Malley secured victory with a KO/TKO via punches just 51 seconds into the round.


Another loss in Sterling's career came at the hands of Marlon Moraes during UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega on December 09, 2017. Moraes ended the fight swiftly in the first round with a devastating KO/TKO via knee, just over a minute into the match.


In a closely contested bout at UFC on FOX: Shevchenko vs. Pena on January 28, 2017, Sterling faced Raphael Assuncao. Despite putting up a strong fight, Sterling suffered a loss via split decision after three rounds of intense fighting.


Earlier in his career, Sterling experienced defeat against Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt on May 29, 2016. The match went the distance, with Caraway ultimately securing victory via split decision after three rounds of hard-fought action.


Aljamain Sterling House

Aljamain Sterling's current residence is undisclosed, as he tends to keep his private life separate from his professional fighting career. However, it is known that he fights out of Uniondale, New York, U.S., the same place where he was born.


Aljamain Sterling Cars

Aljamain Sterling previously endorsed Findlay Toyota by showcasing a crimson Toyota Camry Hybrid on his Instagram, highlighting its reliability and durability. However, specifics regarding Sterling's entire car collection remain confidential at this time.




*Last updated on April 11, 2024

FAQs

A. Aljamain Sterling has only lost to Sean O'Malley, Bryan Caraway, Raphael Assuncao, and Marlon Moraes in the UFC.

A. Sterling has had nineteen fights in the UFC so far.

A. Aljamain Sterling is currently ranked #2 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

A. Aljamain Sterling is set to compete next at UFC 300 on April 13, 2024, against Calvin Kattar. 

A. Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili have stated that they would not fight each other as they are teammates and good friends.

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