Early 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
22-3-0
24-6-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Bantamweight

The tape

33
Age
42
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

KO 2SD 5Others 4SUB 1UD 3
Form
UD 3KO 2SUB 2Others 3SD 5
22
Wins
24
3
By KO
2
14
KO%
8
8
By Sub
9
36
SUB%
38
3
Losses
6
1
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2004
25
Bouts
30
66
Rounds
75
5 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 30 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
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Aljamain Sterling vs Bibiano Fernandes preview

When is Sterling vs Fernandes?

Aljamain Sterling could potentially face the challenge of Bibiano Fernandes, in Early 2022.

The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Sterling vs Fernandes stats

Aljamain Sterling would step 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.

Bibiano Fernandes would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.

The stats suggest Sterling would have a slight advantage in power over Fernandes, with a 14% knock out percentage over Fernandes' 8%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Fernandes would have a slight advantage over Sterling, with a 38% submission rate over Sterling's 36%.

Aljamain Sterling is the younger man by 9 years, at 33 years old.

Sterling is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 5 months later than Fernandes, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 9 less professional rounds, 66 to Fernandes' 75.

Sterling vs Fernandes 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 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 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.

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 defeated Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by split decision 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.

Bibiano Fernandes has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he Stephen Loman at ONE on Prime Video 4 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by John Lineker at ONE Championship on 11th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their ONE Bantamweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kevin Belingon at ONE Championship – Century – Part 2 on 13th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round in their ONE Bantamweight championship fight at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.

Before that, he had beat Kevin Belingon at ONE Championship – A New Era on 31st March 2019 by submission in the 3rd round in their ONE Bantamweight championship fight at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo.

He had lost to Kevin Belingon at ONE Championship – Heart of the Lion on 9th November 2018 by split decision in their ONE Bantamweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Bibiano Fernandes has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.

Aljamain Sterling last fought 1 month and 7 days ago, while Bibiano Fernandes' last outing was 11 days ago.

Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Fernandes' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Sterling vs Fernandes?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Sterling vs Fernandes 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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