“Where You At, Dana!”- Aljamain Sterling Calls for Dana White After Putting Cory Sandhagen to Sleep

Published 06/07/2020, 12:47 AM EDT


UFC 250 saw top bantamweight contenders Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen battle it out inside the Octagon.

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“Funkmaster” bagged an early win as he came out with a competitive mindset, not allowing Sandhagen any time to get his game going.

Aljamain capitalized on a dynamic victory over the #4 of the division by immediately calling out to Dana White. Cory, too, asked Aljamain to go get the title, in an amazing show of respect.

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As the Bantamweight division remains without a champion after Henry Cejudo’s retirement, this spectacular victory certainly puts him in contention for the title. Even though Dana White announced that Petr Yan and Jose Aldo will fight for the vacant title, Aljamain has definitely put himself in a good spot with this win.

Immediately after he won, he started shouting, “Dana! Dana, where are you?! Where you at, Dana!”

Aljamain stood at #2 in the division before his fight with “The Sandman”. Thus, it is very clear that his call out will not go in vain.

Aljamain Sterling executes early submission to bag early victory over Cory Sandhagen

The matchup between Cory Sandhagen and Aljamain Sterling generated massive hype. This is because the Bantamweight division is bursting with able and exciting competitors. Moreover, the bout between the Top 5s promised to shape the future of the leadership of the division.

“Funkmaster” seemed to grasp the essence of this bout at an unprecedented level.

He executed a pressure strategy as soon as the buzzer sounded off. As Cory moved away, Sterling executed a takedown event, and the two went in contact with the fence.

Sterling got his takedown while on his back and efficiently secured a tight triangle grip around Sandhagen’s body with his legs.

He attempted the rear-naked choke. At first, he couldn’t get his forearms around the right spot. However, he applied extreme pressure with his hands before reattempting the choke.

Due to his firm grip with his legs, Aljamain scrambled a little before executing the submission move again. This time around, the execution hit gold as he successfully locked in the rear-naked choke.

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Cory tapped as Sterling went on to win the bout via submission just 1:28 into the first round.

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What do you think lies next for Aljamain Sterling? Let us know in the comments section!

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