Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
24-4-0
23-9-1

The tape

34
Age
31
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

UD 3KO 2SD 5KO 2SD 5
Form
UD 5UD 3SD 5KO 4UD 5
24
Wins
23
3
By KO
8
13
KO%
35
8
By Sub
10
33
SUB%
43
4
Losses
9
2
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2011
Debut
2011
28
Bouts
33
76
Rounds
84
5 hours, 52 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 17 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

2
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
15
Tapology
7

Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Vera preview

When is Sterling vs Vera?

Aljamain Sterling could potentially face the challenge of Marlon Vera, in Late 2024.

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 Vera stats

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

Marlon Vera would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.

The stats suggest Vera would have a large advantage in power over Sterling, boosting at 35% knock out percentage over Sterling's 13%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a slight advantage over Sterling, with a 43% submission rate over Sterling's 33%.

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

Vera has a height advantage of 1 inch over Sterling. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.

Sterling is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 month earlier than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 8 less professional rounds, 76 to Vera's 84.

Sterling vs Vera 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 been beaten by 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 won against 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 beat 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 had defeated 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.

Vera has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he Sean O’Malley at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by unanimous decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Kaseya Center, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

Before that, he had defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

He had beat Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.

Aljamain Sterling last fought 4 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 1 month and 8 days ago.

Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Sterling vs Vera?

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