Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Aldo vs Sterling?
Jose Aldo could potentially square off against Aljamain Sterling, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Aldo vs Sterling stats
Jose Aldo would step into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Aljamain Sterling would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Aldo would have a massive power advantage over Sterling, boasting at 55% knock out percentage over Sterling's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling would have a massive advantage over Aldo, boosting at 36% submission rate over Aldo's 3%.
Jose Aldo is the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Sterling has 1-inch reach advantage.
Aldo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 6 years and 8 months earlier than Sterling, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 39 more professional rounds, 105 to Sterling's 66.
Aldo vs Sterling form
Jose Aldo has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Rob Font at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had defeated Marlon Vera at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Sterling has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he won against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Petr Yan at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Petr Yan at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by split decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
In terms of recent activity, Jose Aldo has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.
Jose Aldo last fought 3 months and 4 days ago, while Aljamain Sterling's last outing was 1 month and 2 days ago.
Aldo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Aldo vs Sterling?
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