Aljamain Sterling continued his winning ways earlier tonight (Sat., Sept. 8, 2018) at UFC 228 from inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, when he put a stop to hard-nosed bantamweight wrestler Cody Stamann via second-round kneebar submission.
Sterling looked great from the opening bell. He pushed the pressure, landed powerful leg kicks and combinations inside, and won almost all of the scrambles on the ground. In Round 2, after gaining back control and punishing Stamann with heavy punches and a full nelson attempt, “Funk Master” somehow grabbed a hold of a leg and started to crank. Stamann didn’t last long as his knee started to bend the wrong way.
Check out the rare modified kneebar finish above courtesy of UFC.
With this performance, Sterling locks down his second-straight victory at 135 pounds after getting knocked out cold by Marlon Moraes last December. Sterling remains one of the most talented fighters in the division so hopefully he can continue his winning ways and finally make the push towards title contention that fight fans have long waited for.
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