Report: Aljamain Sterling Faces Cory Sandhagen At UFC Fight Night San Diego

A bantamweight division attraction may be coming to UFC Fight Night San Diego as #2 Aljamain Sterling is in action against #4 Cory Sandhagen.

Aaron Bronsteter of TSN first reported the bout, who’s spot on the card isn’t known at this time.

Sterling (18-3-0) enters the contest riding a four fight winning streak, picking up victories over Brett Johns, Cody Stamann, Jimmie Rivera and Pedro Munhoz. Sterling hasn’t suffered a defeat in over two years, with that last loss coming to Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night Fresno. Sterling has picked up eighteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and half of them came by way of decision.

Sandhagen (12-1-0) is undefeated thus far in UFC competition, picking up notable wins over John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao. Sandhagen has picked up a total of five wins in the UFC and three of those victories came by a combination of KO/TKO or submission. Sandhagen has suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came to Jamall Emmers at LFA 5 in February of 2017.

A short time after the story came out, one half of the fight in Sterling took to Twitter to dispute the report:

UFC Fight Night San Diego takes place on Saturday, May 16 from the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California with Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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