Aljamain Sterling is one of the best fighters in the UFC’s bantamweight division. ‘The Funk Master’ made his UFC debut in the year 2014. As of February 2021, he is #1 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.
The American also took part in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships, where he won the bantamweight title.
Sterling got his big debut into the UFC, and he was up against Cody Gibson in his very first fight. He started with a bang and won the bout via a unanimous decision. Another interesting fight of his career was his bout against Marlon Moraes. ‘The Funk Master’ suffered a TKO in just 67 seconds.
He also won his first ‘Performance of the Night’ award for this. Sterling is expected to face Petr Yan for the UFC bantamweight championship. This big fight is scheduled to take place on March 6, 2021, at UFC 259. ‘Funk Master’ holds a record of 11-3 in his UFC career.
‘The Funk Master’ has always been physically talented. Fans consider him to be one of the top bantamweight contenders of all time. In addition to his grappling, Sterling showed an early preference for kicking. His ferocious grappling has helped him overcome all opposition within the cage and his style earned him his unique nickname.
The young MMA fighter’s achievement list is way too long. He is the top-ranked UFC bantamweight and has an admirable 19-3 professional record.
The Funk Master is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Even before his time in the UFC, he has established a name for himself competing in Cage Fury Fighting Championships. At the CFFC, he won and defended the bantamweight championship three times.
Sterling has earned over $518,000 in his UFC career, according to Tapology.
Sterling has teamed up with companies like BodyArmor for endorsements.
The Funkmaster has a foundation named Fighters for Cerebral Palsy. It is a non-profit organization that helps children with Cerebral Palsy and other special needs.
|Residence||Cortland, New York, USA|
|Weight/Division||136 lbs (bantamweight)|
|Active Win Streak||5|
|Parents||Cleveland Sterling, Sophia Sterling|