Aljamain Sterling entered this fight with a record of 17-3-0 (53% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 bantamweight in the world. He was defeated by current #1 Bw Marlon Moraes at the end of 2017 (Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes) but then he has won three fights beating Jimmie Rivera in 2019 (Jimmie Rivera vs Aljamain Sterling).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Pedro Munhoz, has a mma record of 18-3-0 (72% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. He lost to John Dodson last year (via split decision, John Dodson vs Pedro Munhoz) but then he has also won three bouts defeating Cody Garbrandt in March 2019 (4-stars fight, Cody Garbrandt vs Pedro Munhoz). Sterling vs Munhoz is on the undercard of Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes – UFC 238. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC 238 fight card (main fights):
Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye
Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone
Petr Yan vs Jimmie Rivera
Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov
Aljamain Sterling vs Pedro Munhoz
Ricardo Lamas vs Calvin Kattar
Sterling’s next fight: Aljamain Sterling vs Cory Sandhagen
Munhoz’s next fight: Pedro Munhoz vs Frankie Edgar
Sterling vs Munhoz Fight Video:
Went the distance!
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