Aljamain Sterling's record, height, age, net worth, Twitter

Aljamain Sterling's record, height, age, net worth, Twitter

Kevin Omuya
October 27, 2022 at 7:40 AM

In the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the bantamweight title currently belongs to Aljamain Sterling. The "Funk Master", born in Uniondale, New York, debuted in the UFC in 2014. Let us look at Aljamain Sterling's record and other details.

Aljamain Sterling's age
Aljamain Sterling reacts after his victory over TJ Dillashaw in their UFC bantamweight championship fight at Etihad Arena on October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Chris Unger
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The "Funk Master" has always been a physically capable performer. First wrestling at Uniondale High School and later at Cortland University, he is an exceptional competitor. Sterling's early preference for kicking indicated a proclivity for the style over grappling. His fierce grappling style has given him the distinctive "Funk Master" moniker, and he has used it to defeat every opponent inside the Octagon.



Full name

Aljamain Antoine Sterling



Date of birth

July 31, 1989


33 years (as of October 2022)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Uniondale, New York, USA

Current residence

Cortland, New York, USA







Height in feet






Weight (in pounds)


Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark Brown


Athletic body

Father's name

Cleveland Sterling

Mother's name

Sophie Sterling


Seven full siblings, 12 half-siblings

Marital status



Rebecca Cruz


Mixed martial arts



Net worth

$2 million

Social media

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Aljamain Sterling's biography

Aljamain Sterling's biography
Aljamain Sterling (left) punches Cody Gibson in their bantamweight bout during UFC 170, inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 22, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Jeff Bottari
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He was born to Jamaican parents. Cleveland Sterling is his father, while Sophie Sterling is his mother. The MMA fighter has at least 12 half-siblings and seven full siblings. As some of his brothers were gang members, he started wrestling at Uniondale High School in 2004 to escape that lifestyle.

Aljamain Sterling's age

He was born on July 31, 1989, in Uniondale, New York, USA. He is 33 years old as of October 2022.

Aljamain Sterling's nickname

He is widely recognized as "Funk Master". The nickname comes from his unconventional wrestling technique in mixed martial arts.

Aljamain Sterling's height

Aljamain Sterling's height
Aljamain Sterling poses on the scale during the UFC 280 ceremonial weigh-in at Etihad Arena on October 21, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Chris Unger
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The MMA fighter stands at a respectable 5 feet 7 inches (175 cm) and weighs roughly 61 kilograms (about 135 pounds). He has recently won the UFC bantamweight title.

Aljamain Sterling's career

During his time in High School, he became involved in wrestling. His mixed martial arts (MMA) and wrestling talents improved as he entered college. He has had an 87-27 record. He has been named to the All-America team twice in NCAA Division III. Sterling first gained notoriety outside the UFC by winning the Bantamweight title at Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

Against Cody Gibson in 2014, he made his UFC debut and won unanimously. Following numerous impressive showings, he won four consecutive matches, including a crucial victory over Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250. With a first-round submission, he took home Performance of the Night honours for the first time.

Against Petr Yan in a championship match, he won by disqualification and became the new Bantamweight champion. He made history as the first UFC winner via disqualification. Right now, he's 20-3-0 in his career thus far.

Who is Aljamin Sterling's Girlfriend?

Who is Alijamain Sterling's girlfriend?
Aljamain and his girlfriend Rebecca at Catch Vegas in Aria. Photo: @funkmastermma on Instagram
Source: UGC

Currently, Rebecca Cruz and Aljamain Sterling are dating. They first got close in 2011. On February 15, 2021, the couple got engaged. Rebecca holds American citizenship. NYX Professional Makeup is Rebecca's own cosmetics business.

Aljamain Sterling's foundation and charity

"Funk Master" established a charity called "Fighters for Cerebral Palsy." It was a charity that provided aid to children with disabilities like Cerebral Palsy. After winning the UFC bantamweight title, he returned to his native state to coach local wrestlers.

Aljamain Sterling's record

Aljamain Sterling's record
Aljamain celebrates after defeating Petr Yan of Russia in their UFC bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022, in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo: Jeff Bottari
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The fight between Sterling and Cody Gibson was Sterling's UFC debut. He g ended up winning by unanimous decision. It is no secret that the 'Funk Master' was a competent lightweight. In a key fight for his career, he faced Marlon Moraes and suffered a heartbreaking knockout loss to Moraes in just 67 seconds.

Following this setback, he went on a four-fight winning streak and defeated Cory Sandhagen in a title eliminator at UFC 250. In under 88 seconds, "Funk Master" terminated the fight via first-round submission (RNC). As the first fighter to get this honour, he dominated the competition and was deemed the night's outstanding performer.

UFC 259 took place on March 6, 2021, and was his last fight before he retired. He lost the bantamweight title fight to Petr Yan. After the champion was disqualified for breaking the rules, the 'Funk Master,' with 15 UFC fights under his credit, claimed the championship with a 12-3 record. He made history by becoming the first UFC fighter to win the championship by disqualification.

Aljamain Sterling's stats
















Career Title



Ring of Combat: Bantamweight Championship


CFFC Bantamweight Championship


UFC Bantamweight Championship


Aljamain Sterling's net worth

Aljamain Sterling's net worth
Aljamain Sterling. Photo: @funkmastermma on Instagram (modified by author)
Source: UGC

According to The Sports Daily, he has earned $1,248,000 from his UFC battles. He earned $230,000 for his fight against Petr Yan at UFC 259. This was his highest pay in the UFC.

You may find Aljamain Sterling's various online profiles here. He does use social media, but only to share occasional updates about his family and work.

Among Aljamain Sterling's record as a Bantamweight Champion seems not to be ending any time soon. On October 24, 2022, he was ranked as the eighth-best male pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.

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