Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
24-4-0
19-5-0

The tape

34
Age
31
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

UD 3KO 2SD 5KO 2SD 5
Form
SUB 3KO 3SUB 2KO 1UD 5
24
Wins
19
3
By KO
8
13
KO%
42
8
By Sub
5
33
SUB%
26
4
Losses
5
2
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2011
28
Bouts
25
76
Rounds
62
5 hours, 52 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 18 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

8
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
3

Aljamain Sterling vs Yair Rodriguez preview

When is Sterling vs Rodriguez?

Aljamain Sterling could potentially fight Yair Rodriguez, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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

Sterling vs Rodriguez stats

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

Yair Rodriguez would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Rodriguez would have a large advantage in power over Sterling, boasting a 42% knock out percentage over Sterling's 13%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling would have a slight advantage over Rodriguez, with a 33% submission rate over Rodriguez's 26%.

Aljamain Sterling is the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Rodriguez has a height advantage of 4 inches over Sterling. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Sterling is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 14 more professional rounds, 76 to Rodriguez's 62.

Sterling vs Rodriguez form

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

In his last fight, he won against 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 had beaten 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 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.

He was victorious 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.

Rodriguez has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he was beaten by Brian Ortega 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 been defeated by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Josh Emmett at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Interim Featherweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Before that, he had beaten Brian Ortega 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.

He had lost to Max Holloway at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Aljamain Sterling has been fighting more than Yair Rodriguez.

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

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.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 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 Rodriguez?

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