Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Sterling vs Vera?
Aljamain Sterling could potentially face the challenge of Marlon Vera, in Late 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 Vera 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.
Marlon Vera would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Vera would have a large advantage in power over Sterling, boosting at 40% knock out percentage over Sterling's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a slight advantage over Sterling, with a 40% submission rate over Sterling's 36%.
Aljamain Sterling is the older man by 4 years, at 33 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 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 month earlier than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 2 less professional rounds, 66 to Vera's 68.
Sterling vs Vera 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.
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had won against Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.
Aljamain Sterling last fought 1 month and 8 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 3 months and 17 days ago.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 9 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.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Sterling vs Vera?
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