Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
16-3-0
24-4-0

The tape

33
Age
34
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

SUB 3KO 1UD 5UD 5KO 4
Form
UD 3KO 2SD 5KO 2SD 5
16
Wins
24
3
By KO
3
19
KO%
13
8
By Sub
8
50
SUB%
33
3
Losses
4
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2011
20
Bouts
28
56
Rounds
76
4 hours, 11 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 52 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

3
UFC
8
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
8

Brian Ortega vs Aljamain Sterling preview

When is Ortega vs Sterling?

Brian Ortega could potentially face Aljamain Sterling, in Summer 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Ortega vs Sterling stats

Brian Ortega would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 3 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 24 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

The stats suggest Ortega would have a slight advantage in power over Sterling, with a 19% knock out percentage over Sterling's 13%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ortega would have an advantage over Sterling, with a 50% submission rate over Sterling's 33%.

Brian Ortega is the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.

Ortega has a height advantage of 1 inch over Sterling. Despite this, Sterling has 2-inch reach advantage.

Ortega is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 11 months earlier than Sterling, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 20 less professional rounds, 56 to Sterling's 76.

Ortega vs Sterling form

Brian Ortega has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2 on 24th February 2024 by submission in the 3rd round at Arena CDMX, Mexico City, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had been defeated by Max Holloway at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Sterling has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Calvin Kattar at UFC 300 on 13th April 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to 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.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark.

Before that, 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.

He had beaten 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Aljamain Sterling has been fighting more than Brian Ortega.

Brian Ortega last fought 1 month and 25 days ago, while Aljamain Sterling's last outing was 5 days ago.

Ortega's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Ortega vs Sterling?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Ortega vs Sterling yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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