May 06 2023
Saturday

Prudential Center, Newark, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
22-3-0
SD 5
SD 5
16-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Bantamweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
37
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm

Tape record

KOSDOthersSUBUD
Form
KOKOKOSDUD
22
Wins
16
3
By KO
8
14
KO%
50
8
By SUB
0
36
SUB%
0
3
Loses
2
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
N/A
25
Bouts
18
66
Rounds
42
5 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 11 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
-

Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo report

Who won Sterling vs Cejudo?

Aljamain Sterling beat Henry Cejudo by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Aljamain Sterling.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Bantamweight championship.

Sterling vs Cejudo stats

Aljamain Sterling stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Henry Cejudo made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Aljamain Sterling's 20th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2014.

Aljamain Sterling's UFC record stood at 16-4-0, while Henry Cejudo's came in at 10-4-0.

The stats suggested Cejudo had a massive power advantage over Sterling, boasting a 50% knock out percentage over Sterling's 14%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sterling had a massive advantage over Cejudo, boasting a 36% submission rate over Cejudo's 0%.

Aljamain Sterling was the younger man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Sterling had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cejudo. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Sterling was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 13 years and 2 months later than Cejudo, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 76 to Cejudo's 50.

Sterling vs Cejudo form

Sterling had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 opponent and going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight leading up to this 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.

Previous to that, 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.

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 was victorious against 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.

Cejudo had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3opponents and going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten 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 was victorious 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 won against 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 beaten Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Aljamain Sterling had been fighting more than Henry Cejudo.

Going to this contest, Aljamain Sterling had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 17 days ago, while Henry Cejudo's last outing had been 4 years and 2 months ago.

Sterling's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Cejudo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Sterling vs Cejudo?

Aljamain Sterling was a 1/1 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Henry Cejudo made his way into the ring at 83/100 (-120) with oddsmakers.

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