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Aljamain Sterling vs Cory Sandhagen preview
When is Sterling vs Sandhagen II?
Aljamain Sterling could potentially square off against Cory Sandhagen, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
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 Sandhagen II stats
Aljamain Sterling would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Cory Sandhagen would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Sandhagen would have a massive power advantage over Sterling, boosting at 44% knock out percentage over Sterling's 13%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling would have an advantage over Sandhagen, with a 35% submission rate over Sandhagen's 19%.
Aljamain Sterling is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Sandhagen has a height advantage of 4 inches over Sterling. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Sterling is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Sandhagen, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 21 more professional rounds, 71 to Sandhagen's 50.
Sterling vs Sandhagen II 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 Henry Cejudo at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Sandhagen has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Before that, he had lost to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Cory Sandhagen has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.
Aljamain Sterling last fought 26 days ago, while Cory Sandhagen's last outing was 2 months and 7 days ago.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Sandhagen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Sterling vs Sandhagen II?
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