Aljamain Sterling vs. Cory Sandhagen - Aljo's Got Your Back
For the real fans of the sport, the bantamweight matchup between #2 ranked Aljamain Sterling and the #4 ranked Cory Sandhagen was one of the most anticipated matchups of UFC 250.
Cory Sandhagen was coming off of a five-fight win streak in the UFC, and many thought that this matchup would have gone a little differently than it ended up. However, Aljamain has been around the UFC block with a few very impressive wins under his belt. He's a high-energy fighter and we knew that this would be an exciting bout.
After gloves were touched, Aljamain put the pressure on early and quickly pressured Cory against the cage and brought the fight to the ground. Once they were on the ground, Aljamain took Sandhagen's back and nearly sunk a rear-naked choke but didn't quite get under the chin. Sandhagen was able to free his face from Aljamain's crushing grip, but Aljo quickly switched his choking arm and sunk the same choke tightly under Cory's chin to force the tap and victory.
After this performance, the real question is, why wasn't Aljamain given the shot at the title now that Cejudo has vacated his belt? Instead, it will be Jose Aldo v. Petr Yan to fill the void, but it's highly likely that Aljo will be up for a championship fight once that one has been decided.
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