Aljamain Sterling is a force to be reckoned with in the world of MMA. Hailing from Long Island, he is on a quest to leave a lasting impact on the sport, aiming to set records that will stand the test of time.
With a professional record of 22-3, Sterling is already regarded as one of the greatest bantamweight fighters in UFC history. Having not lost a fight since 2018, he cemented his legacy by breaking the bantamweight record for title defenses with three consecutive wins.
On August 19, Sterling will step into the Octagon once again to defend his title. This time, his opponent is the rising star "Suga" Sean O'Malley, who boasts an impressive record of 16-1-0, 1 NC. The highly anticipated showdown will take place at the iconic TD Garden in Boston.
Preparing for his upcoming fight, Sterling has been training rigorously at his home gym, LAW MMA, located in Garden City. The gym is owned by former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who will also be competing on the same card.
During a public workout in front of his hometown crowd on Long Island, Sterling confidently predicted a second-round victory over O'Malley, most likely by knockout. However, he teased that if O'Malley presents an opportunity by exposing his long neck, Sterling won't hesitate to submit him.
While Sterling remains focused on one fight at a time, he revealed his future plans if he emerges victorious. After taking some well-deserved time off, he intends to bulk up and challenge Alexander Volkanovski, the current UFC Featherweight champion and the top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter.
"I want to be in the history books," Sterling declared. "I want to immortalize my name as best as I can."
As Sterling continues his pursuit of greatness, he knows that leaving a lasting legacy requires conquering each challenge that comes his way. With his unwavering determination and skill, he is determined to make his mark in the sport and etch his name in the annals of MMA history.