Aljamain Sterling Biography

( 1989 - )
August 1, 2018
First published on:August 1, 2018
by Henry

Facts of Aljamain Sterling

Date of Birth: 1989, July 31
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch

Aljamain Sterling is a well-known American mixed martial signed up with the UFC  and fights in the Featherweight and Bantamweight division. Raised in Uniondale, New York, U.S, he was interested in martial arts from a very young age and practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Freestyle Wrestling.


He started professionally participating in MMA in 2009 and so far has appeared in 18 events with total 15 wins and 3 losses. Participating formerly in the Bantamweight division, he is currently a UFC Featherweight fighter. Signed with the UFC since February 22, 2014, the fighter is ranked 8th in the Bantamweight division. 

Early Life

Aljamain Sterling was born on July 31, 1989, in Cortland, New York, U.S.  Sterling grew up in Uniondale, New York, U.S and started practicing various forms of martial arts as he was deep into it.

On being asked about when and how did he develop an interest in MMA, he in his UFC players profile stated:

"I started training because I saw a former teammate/colleague - Jon Jones - training, and I also saw a few TUF shows. I asked him for an opportunity to train with him, I was invited and I haven’t looked back since. I thought it was tailor-made for me because I love one-on-one competition. It’s your skill set against my skill set. Nothing is more rewarding than knowing you earned your right to win!".

He attended SUNY Morrisville and acquired B.A. in Physical Education. He holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Jamaican. Currently, he has 32.6k followers in Twitter and 65.3k followers in Instagram.


He at UCC 4: Supremacy fought against Sergio da Silva and Win the match held on 22-Apr-11 via Decision (unanimous) in round 3.Correspondingly, he at EFC: Bragging Rights 2 fought against Harley Leimbach, won the match held on 21-May-11 via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1.

Additionally, on 17-Jun-11, he fought against Claudio Ledesma at Ring of Combat 36 and won the match via Decision (split) in round 3. In another equally important match, in CFFC 10: Black Eye, he fought against Evan Chmielski, won the match held on 23-Jul-11 via TKO (punches) in round 1. Later in his next match, on 22-Oct-11, he fought against Sean Santella at CFFC 11: Danger Zone! and won the match via Decision (unanimous) in round 5.

In the following event, in CFFC 14: No Mercy, he fought against Casey Johnson, won the match held on 14-Apr-12 via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 3. In one of the most remembered bouts, on 24-Aug-12, he fought against Sidemar Honorio at CFFC 16: Williams vs. Jacoby and won the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 2. Consequently, in CFFC 30: Sterling vs. Roberts, he fought against Joel Roberts, won the match held on 2-Nov-13 via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1.

In addition to that, on 22-Feb-14, he fought against Cody Gibson at UFC 170 and won the match via Decision (unanimous) in round 3. Henceforth, he at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller fought against Hugo Viana, won the match held on 16-Jul-14 via TKO (punches) in round 3. In fact, on 18-Apr-15, he fought against Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold and won the match via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 3.

All things considered, in UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant he fought against Johnny Eduardo, won the match held on 10-Dec-15 via Submission (guillotine choke) in round 2. Moreover, on 29-May-16, he fought against Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt and lost the match via Decision (split) in round 3. Added the fact, in UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Pe¤a, he fought against Raphael Assun‡?o, lost the match held on 28-Jan-17 via Decision (split) in round 3.

Furthermore, on 15-Apr-17, he fought against Augusto Mendes at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis and won the match via Decision (unanimous) in round 3. Respectively, he at UFC 214 fought against Renan Baro, won the match held on 29-Jul-17 via Decision (unanimous) in round 3.

Respectively, on 9-Dec-17, he fought against Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega and lost the match via KO (knee) in round 1. Correspondingly, he at UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee fought against Brett Johns, won the match held on 21-Apr-18 via a Unanimous Decision.

Personal Life

He is currently in a living in a relationship with his girlfriend. The couple is in a living-in relationship from quite a few years but Sterling has not yet disclosed the name of his partner. The couple lives in their Uniondale, New York, U.S based home.

He is 5' 7" ( 170 cm ) tall and weighs 135 lb ( 61 kg ) . The MMA fighter has 71" reach. Besides, there is no information regarding his past affairs and relationships. Well, he is free of rumors and focusing on his career the most. 

Net Worth

Talking about Aljamain Sterling salary, he is estimated to have earned around $16,000 from his last fight against Cody Stamann on September 8, 2018. 

As per many tabloids, his current net worth is reportedly around $412,000 and so far his main source of income remains his career as a fighter. He is a resident of Uniondale, New York, U.S and has a lovely home there.

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