Oct 22 2022
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 281
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
21-3-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

17-4-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Bantamweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
36
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm

Full record

SD 5Others 4SUB 1UD 3KO 1
Form
SD 5KO 1KO 1KO 2UD 3
21
Wins
17
2
By KO
8
10
KO%
47
8
By Sub
3
38
SUB%
18
3
Losses
4
1
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2010
24
Bouts
21
64
Rounds
56
4 hours, 58 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 3 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
4

Aljamain Sterling vs T. J. Dillashaw preview

When is Sterling vs Dillashaw?

Aljamain Sterling will fight T. J. Dillashaw, as the co-main event of UFC 281, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The fight will take place over 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 Dillashaw stats

Aljamain Sterling steps into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

T. J. Dillashaw will make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Dillashaw has a massive power advantage over Sterling, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Sterling's 10%.

Aljamain Sterling is the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.

Sterling has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dillashaw. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Sterling is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year later than Dillashaw, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 64 to Dillashaw's 56.

Sterling vs Dillashaw form

Aljamain Sterling has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

He had been beaten by Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 123 on 9th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SaveMart Center, Fresno.

Dillashaw has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Henry Cejudo 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Staples Center, Los Angeles.

Before that, he had defeated Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had beat Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Aljamain Sterling has been fighting more than T. J. Dillashaw.

Aljamain Sterling last fought 4 months and 1 day ago, while T. J. Dillashaw's last outing was 1 year and 17 days ago.

Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Dillashaw's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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