Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Johnson vs Sterling?
Demetrious Johnson could potentially face Aljamain Sterling, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Johnson vs Sterling stats
Demetrious Johnson would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Aljamain Sterling would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Johnson would have a slight advantage in power over Sterling, with a 20% knock out percentage over Sterling's 13%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling would have a slight advantage over Johnson, with a 35% submission rate over Johnson's 32%.
Demetrious Johnson is the older man by 3 years, at 37 years old.
Sterling has a height advantage of 4 inches over Johnson. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Johnson is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in , 12 years and 5 months earlier than Sterling, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 28 more professional rounds, 101 to Sterling's 73.
Johnson vs Sterling form
Johnson has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Adriano Moraes at ONE on Prime Video 10 on 5th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their ONE Flyweight championship fight at 1stBank Center, Broomfield, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Adriano Moraes at ONE Championship 161 on 26th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their ONE Flyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rodtang Jitmuangnon at ONE Championship – One X on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Before that, he had won against Danny Kingad at ONE Championship – Century – Part 1 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
He had beat Tatsumitsu Wada at ONE Championship – Dawn of Heroes on 2nd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
Sterling has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he Sean O’Malley at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Henry Cejudo at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had 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.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had beat 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.
In terms of recent activity, Aljamain Sterling has been fighting more than Demetrious Johnson.
Demetrious Johnson last fought 4 months and 28 days ago, while Aljamain Sterling's last outing was 1 month and 14 days ago.
Johnson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Johnson vs Sterling?
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