Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums

Go Back   Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums > Fight Discussion > UFC Discussion

UFC Discussion Discuss UFC, former WEC and former Pride events here.

Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #31

Green Belt
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,003
vCash: 500
Here's a Prospect profile I wrote on Aljamain last year.

Aljamain Sterling has all the makings of a future star in the UFC Bantamweight Division. Sterling wrestled at the Division III level in college before finding his way to MMA in 2009. He went 6-1 as an amateur before going pro in 2011. Sterling won his first 2 pro fights and quickly moved on to fight for the Ring of Combat Bantamweight Championship. In a close battle, Sterling earned a decision victory over Claudio Ledesma. Sterling never hung around to defend the ROC title though as 1 month later he signed with Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC).

Sterling’s CFFC debut could not have gone better as he defeated Evan Chmielski via 1st round TKO to earn a title shot against CFFC Bantamweight Champion Sean Santella. Sterling was able to overpower Santella throughout the fight and cruised to a unanimous decision victory, capturing the CFFC Bantamweight Championship. Sterling has since defended the title twice against Casey Johnson and Sidemar Honorio.

In 2013, Sterling was forced to undergo surgery to correct a torn labrum. He should return in the 2nd half of 2013.

Career Forecast
Sterling is tall and lanky. He wrestled in Junior College. He utilizes a long jab, and is a bit unorthodox with his striking. He has great takedowns with a solid top game. He trains at Team Bombsquad. He grew up in New York…Does this description remind you of anyone? If you said Jon Jones, you were correct. Let me clarify though, Sterling is no Jon Jones. He is still young and developing his overall skill level, while Jones seems to be that once in a lifetime type fighter. Yet, Sterling has a lot of parallels to Jones and I would not surprised to see him utilize his physical tools to one day make a run in the UFC Bantamweight Division.

Sterling still has holes in his game. He’s nearly been caught by submissions and also leaves himself open for counters, but these are just small flaws in an otherwise outstanding skill set for a top prospect. Sterling could be a Top 15 UFC Bantamweight if he were to sign with the UFC tomorrow. He’s still flying under the radar because he hasn’t really fought outside of the East Coast regional shows thus far. Depending on when he returns from his recent shoulder surgery, it may only take 2-3 more wins for the UFC or Bellator to come calling.

RankingMMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 12:06 PM   #32

Purple Belt
Ashenthorn's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 2,016
vCash: 519
Scurred to be in the same building as Ronda.

Your 2014 "UFC shoving WMMA down our throats" update:
Men's fights held/announced - 206
Women's fights held/announced - 7
Ashenthorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #33

Black Belt
iThrillhouse's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 6,321
vCash: 500
fuck yah! About time! dude was smart to wait for his time! all the best to him!

super cool guy to talk to! hope he puts on a great show!

1st tournament record 0W-2L-3D <-- custom art pieces by me
long live the power of the #BenHendercision!
iThrillhouse is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Latest Threads

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM. Forum Rules Clear Cookies Social Groups Lost Password
Contact Us - Sherdog Forums - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices

Skin made by Alex. © Powered by vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.
monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"