Aljamain Sterling News
Sean O’Malley casts doubt on Aljamain Sterling moving up to featherweight: “He’s insecure”
Harry Kettle - November 27, 2023
Aljamain Sterling aims to return at UFC 299, hints at Max Holloway fight
Harry Kettle - November 17, 2023
Aljamain Sterling reveals he's been offered Calvin Kattar for UFC featherweight debut
Cole Shelton - November 14, 2023
Aljamain Sterling discusses his relationship with UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones: “We aren't as cool as we once were”
Susan Cox - November 7, 2023
Henry Cejudo continues to take aim at Merab Dvalishvili, calls him “Aljamain Sterling's Butt Plug”
Harry Kettle - October 12, 2023
Aljamain Sterling believes “there's a very good chance” Marlon Vera defeats Sean O’Malley for a second time
Susan Cox - October 10, 2023
Aljamain Sterling believes ‘there’s a very good chance’ Marlon Vera defeats Sean O’Malley. Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA) is expected to rematch with Marlon Vera (23-8 MMA) in his first title defence.
Merab Dvalishvili walks back on his stance of “never fighting” his friend Aljamain Sterling
Susan Cox - October 5, 2023
Merab Dvalishvili is walking back on his stance of ‘never fighting’ his friend Aljamain Sterling. It was Dvalishvili (16-4 MMA) who said, back in September of 2021, prior to his TKO victory over Marlon Moraes (23-13 MMA) at UFC 266:
Chael Sonnen names the opponent he would “love” to see Aljamain Sterling fight in his featherweight debut
Susan Cox - October 3, 2023
Chael Sonnen is naming the opponent he would ‘love’ to see Aljamain Sterling fight in his featherweight debut. UFC 292 saw Aljamain Sterling (23-4 MMA) unseated from his UFC title when Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA) TKO’d him at 0:51 of round 2 on August 19th in Boston. ‘Suga’, at 28, became the new UFC bantamweight champion.
Daniel Cormier says Aljamain Sterling “absolutely” deserves a rematch with Sean O’Malley
Fernando Quiles - October 1, 2023
UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier admits he feels Aljamain Sterling deserves a rematch against Sean O’Malley, but he doubts it’ll happen. Sterling is well aware that O’Malley would prefer to try to avenge his lone pro MMA defeat to Marlon “Chito” Vera rather than fight him or Merab Dvalishvili next. “Funk Master,” who lost the UFC bantamweight title via second-round TKO to O’Malley back in August, has called for “Sugar” to stop cherry picking his first title defense.
Former UFC champion Aljamain Sterling sends a message to Sean O’Malley following victory at Polaris 25: “Stop ducking the top contenders”
Fernando Quiles - October 1, 2023
Aljamain Sterling weighs in on rumored Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera rematch: “Why are we making this a WWE sport?”
Susan Cox - September 27, 2023
Aljamain Sterling is weighing in on the rumored Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera rematch. The former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is having a hard time understanding why the UFC would skip over other contenders and give Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA) a rematch with Chito Vera (23-8 MMA).
Aljamain Sterling knows Dana White was happy to see him lose to Sean O'Malley: "The golden goose won"
Josh Evanoff - September 20, 2023
Aljamain Sterling is well aware that Dana White was happy to see him lose to Sean O’Malley at UFC 292. ‘The Funk Master’ and ‘Sugar’ faced off in the company’s return to Boston last month. They faced off in the main event of UFC 292, just months after Aljamain Sterling’s title defense against Henry Cejudo. Famously, he wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about the idea of fighting Sean O’Malley after such a fast turnaround.
Aljamain Sterling reacts to talk of Israel Adesanya possibly getting another immediate rematch: “How do you get it and I don’t?”
Harry Kettle - September 18, 2023
Aljamain Sterling has questioned why he shouldn’t get a rematch for the title if Israel Adesanya manages to receive one. Following his shocking loss to Sean Strickland, Israel Adesanya has been fairly quiet when it comes to talks of an immediate rematch. Nobody knows whether or not it’s going to happen, but the popular opinion is that Dana White would prefer to book that contest.
Sean O’Malley shoots down Aljamain Sterling’s request for an immediate rematch: “If it was close, maybe”
Harry Kettle - September 11, 2023
Sean O’Malley has dismissed the idea of Aljamain Sterling receiving an immediate rematch against him following UFC 292. Last month at UFC 292, Sean O’Malley knocked out Aljamain Sterling to become the new UFC bantamweight champion. In doing so, he set himself apart from the rest of the 135-pound division, and he did so in style.
Former UFC champion Aljamain Sterling booked to face Nathaniel Wood at Polaris 25
Susan Cox - September 8, 2023
Sean O’Malley claims he knocked out Merab Dvalishvili the same night he finished Aljamain Sterling: “They’re the same person”
Harry Kettle - September 7, 2023
Sean O’Malley has teased Merab Dvalishvili and Aljamain Sterling as he continues to enjoy life as champion. Last month, Sean O’Malley knocked out Aljamain Sterling to claim the UFC bantamweight championship. As you can imagine, this represented a seismic shift in the division, with ‘Suga’ taking over as the new king. Naturally, many other fighters in the top 10 have been calling for a showdown against the champ.
Daniel Cormier believes Merab Dvalishvili’s refusal to fight Aljamain Sterling could be about more than just friendship
Susan Cox - September 5, 2023
Daniel Cormier believes Merab Dvalishvili’s refusal to fight Aljamain Sterling could be about more than just friendship. In the opinion of the 44 year old commentator, ‘The Machine’ may have other reasons to avoid a fight with fellow teammate Aljamain Sterling.
Dana White praises Rose Namajunas while seemingly throwing shade at Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili
Harry Kettle - September 4, 2023
UFC president Dana White has seemingly used a quote from Rose Namajunas to make a point about Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili. When Dana White is annoyed about something, the rest of the world tends to know about it. The UFC boss has never been one to bite his tongue, and we can’t imagine that’ll change anytime soon.
Marlon Vera explains how Aljamain Sterling “f**ked up” in title loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 292
Susan Cox - September 1, 2023
Marlon Vera is explaining how Aljamain Sterling ‘f**ked up’ in his title loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 292. It was on Saturday, August 19th at UFC 292 that bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (23-4 MMA) took on Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA) in the main even at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The outcome was a second-round TKO victory for the 28-year-old O’Malley, who in the process stripped ‘Funk Master’ of the crown, becoming the new champion.
UFC 292 fighter salaries: Zhang Weili, Sean O’Malley, and Aljamain Sterling lead the way
Cole Shelton - August 29, 2023
Aljamain Sterling reveals “the key” for Merab Dvalishvili to defeat new UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley
Susan Cox - August 29, 2023
Aljamain Sterling is revealing ‘the key’ for Merab Dvalishvili to defeat new UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley. It’s been just over a week ago that Aljamain Sterling (23-4 MMA) was defeated by Sean O’Malley (17-1 MMA) at UFC 292 which took place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Petr Yan calls for trilogy match against Aljamain Sterling following UFC 292
Cole Shelton - August 23, 2023
Petr Yan is interested in running it back with Aljamain Sterling. Yan and Sterling have a history as the two first met at UFC 259 in March of 2021 as the Russian was defending his bantamweight title for the first time. Yan had success early on as he dropped Sterling and was outstriking him. However, in the fourth round, he threw a knee to Sterling’s head while he was on the ground and was DQ’d and lost his belt.
Aljamain Sterling confirms plans to return to bantamweight for Sean O'Malley rematch: "Rematch 2024"
Josh Evanoff - August 22, 2023
Former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will be back for Sean O’Malley. ‘The Funk Master’ returned to the cage opposite ‘Sugar’ over the weekend in the main event of UFC 292. Heading into the contest, Aljamain Sterling was riding a wave of momentum. Last defeating Henry Cejudo in May, he set the record for most title defenses in bantamweight history. Meanwhile, Sean O’Malley entered the bout off a controversial decision win over Petr Yan last October.
What's next for the stars of UFC 292?
Cole Shelton - August 21, 2023
The UFC made its return to Boston on Saturday for a solid UFC 292 card that saw two titles on the line, and one change hands. In the main event, Aljamain Sterling was looking to defend his bantamweight title against Sean O’Malley. The co-main event saw strawweight champion Zhang Weili defending her title against Amanda Lemos.
Israel Adesanya weighs in on referee Marc Goddard's stoppage in Sean O’Malley vs. Aljamain Sterling title fight: “Could have gone longer”
Cole Shelton - August 21, 2023
Aljamain Sterling admits “trying to be a little bit more exciting” cost him against Sean O’Malley at UFC 292: “I paid for it”
Harry Kettle - August 21, 2023
Aljamain Sterling has admitted that trying to make his UFC 292 fight more exciting is what cost him against Sean O’Malley. In the main event of UFC 292, Aljamain Sterling fell short. He was finished by Sean O’Malley in the second round, losing his UFC bantamweight championship in the process. On the flip side, ‘Suga’ now holds gold at the elite level for the first time in his career.
Merab Dvalishvili takes aim at referee Marc Goddard for “another early stoppage” in Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley
Harry Kettle - August 21, 2023
Merab Dvalishvili has taken a shot at Marc Goddard for what he deemed to be an early stoppage in the UFC 292 main event between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley. In the main event of UFC 292 last weekend, Aljamain Sterling went head to head with Sean O’Malley. He was hoping to successfully defend his bantamweight championship once again, but instead, he was TKO’d in the second round by ‘Suga’. In the process, of course, he lost his belt, but some have questioned whether or not it was an early stoppage.