Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Sterling vs Sandhagen?
Aljamain Sterling beat Cory Sandhagen by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC 250, on Saturday 6th June 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Sterling vs Sandhagen stats
Aljamain Sterling stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Cory Sandhagen made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Sandhagen had a large advantage in power over Sterling, boosting at 33% knock out percentage over Sterling's 11%.
Aljamain Sterling was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Sandhagen had a height advantage of 4 inches over Sterling. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Sterling was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Sandhagen, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 64 to Sandhagen's 45.
Sterling's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.