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Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo preview
When is Sterling vs Cejudo?
Aljamain Sterling is set to square off against Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest is for the UFC bantamweight championship.
Sterling vs Cejudo stats
Aljamain Sterling steps into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Henry Cejudo will make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Cejudo has a massive power advantage over Sterling, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Sterling's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling will have a massive advantage over Cejudo, boasting at 36% submission rate over Cejudo's 0%.
Aljamain Sterling is the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Sterling has a height advantage of 3 inches over Cejudo. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Sterling is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 11 year and 11 months later than Cejudo, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 24 more professional rounds, 66 to Cejudo's 42.
Sterling vs Cejudo form
Sterling has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Cejudo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago.
Going into that contest, he had won against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Before that, he had defeated Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by split decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
He had beat Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
In terms of recent activity, Aljamain Sterling has been fighting more than Henry Cejudo.
Aljamain Sterling last fought 5 months ago, while Henry Cejudo's last outing was 2 years, 10 months and 13 days ago.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Cejudo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Sterling vs Cejudo?
Aljamain Sterling is currently 17/20 (-120) to win the fight outright, while you can get 23/25 (-110) on Henry Cejudo if you fancy the slight upset.
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