Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Aljamain Sterling is the current UFC bantamweight champion. The Uniondale New York-born, 'Funk Master,' made his UFC debut in 2014. Currently, even after holding the UFC bantamweight championship, he doesn't find himself in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: Aljamain Sterling prepares to fight Petr Yan of Russia in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

'Funk Master' has always been physically talented. Sterling, who wrestled at Uniondale High School and in college at Cortland, is a phenomenal wrestler. Besides his grappling, Sterling showed an early preference for kicking. His ferocious grappling has helped him overcome all opposition inside the Octagon, and his style earned him his unique nickname- 'Funk Master'.


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Sterling is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Even before his time in the UFC, he has established a name for himself by competing in Cage Fury Fighting Championships. At the CFFC, he won and defended the bantamweight championship three times. Currently, Sterling has put together a 20-3 MMA record.

Aljamain Sterling: Record

Sterling made his UFC debut against Cody Gibson. He started with a bang and won the bout via a unanimous decision.

'Funk Master' was always a decent bantamweight. The pivotal matchup of his career was a bout against Marlon Moraes; Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes ended in a devastating KO loss for Sterling in just 67 seconds.

After this loss, Sterling stacked a four-fight win streak and beat Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 in a virtual title eliminator bout. 'Funk Master' got a quick finish as he ended proceedings via first-round submission (RNC) in just 88 seconds. He won his first 'Performance of the Night' award for this fight.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 06: Aljamain Sterling celebrates after his submission victory over Cory Sandhagen in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 250 event at UFC APEX on June 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Aljamain Sterling's last fight was against Petr Yan for the UFC bantamweight championship on March 6, 2021, at UFC 259. 'Funk Master', who has 15 UFC fights under his belt (12-3), won the title as the referee disqualified the champion for not abiding by the rules (illegal knee strike to a downed/grounded opponent). He became the first UFC fighter to claim the belt via a disqualification.

In his next fight, Sterling will make his first title defense against interim bantamweight champion, Petr Yan, at UFC 273. Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan will serve as the co-main of the night.

Aljamain Sterling: Net Worth 2022

Aljamain Sterling's UFC fights have made him a cumulative earning of $1,248,000 as per The Sports Daily. For his last bout against Petr Yan at UFC 259, Sterling got $230,000, i.e. the highest payday of his UFC career.

Aljamain Sterling: Endorsements 2022

Aljamain Sterling's UFC champion status attracts various companies to tie up their name with him. Hence, as per his official website and social handles, he has teamed up with companies like BodyArmor, Draftkings, P3. Also, some of his sponsors include Everlast, Trojan, Findlay Toyota, Speedy Bear.

Aljamain Sterling: Foundation and Charity 2022

'Funk Master' had a foundation named Fighters for Cerebral Palsy. It was a non-profit organization that helped children with Cerebral Palsy and other special needs.

Aljamain Sterling, after becoming the UFC bantamweight champion, returned to his home state to help the local wrestlers with their future proceedings.

How to contact Aljamain Sterling?

Aljamain Sterling Twitter,


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Aljamain Sterling  Instagram,

Aljamain Sterling Facebook.

Other details to contact 'Funk Master' are available on his official Linktree handle.


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NicknameFunk Master
Address/ResidenceCortland, New York, USA
Height5' 7"
Weight Class/Division136 lbs (bantamweight)
Records/Achievements20-3-0, UFC bantamweight champion
Active Win Streak6
Net WorthNA
Endorsements/SponsorsBodyArmor, Draft kings, P3, Everlast, Trojan, Findlay Toyota, Speedy Bear.
Marital StatusEngaged
Aljamain Sterling Girlfriend/SpouseRebecca
Aljamain Sterling's 12-3Cleveland Sterling, Sophia Sterling
Brothers/Sisters7 full siblings, 12 half siblings