Aljamain Sterling Boldly Claims His Win Over Calvin Kattar Was ‘The Most Dominant’ Fight At UFC 300

Aljo thinks his UFC 300 win over "The Boston Finisher" was underrated.

Aljamain Sterling Talks Ufc 300
Aljamain Sterling Talks Ufc 300 - Image credit @FunkMasterMMA Youtube
  • Aljamain Sterling declared his decision win over Calvin Kattar as “the most dominant” performance at UFC 300
  • “The Funk Master” explained why his featherweight debut win deserves more credit

Aljamain Sterling laid out the reasons why he believes his decision win over Calvin Kattar was the most dominant performance among all the fights at UFC 300.

It deserves more credit

Speaking on his YouTube channel, “The Funk Master” commented on the notion that his unanimous decision win over Kattar at UFC 300 was a lackluster performance. According to Sterling, the fact that he prevented “The Boston Finisher” from being effective for three full rounds is enough for his performance to be considered UFC 300’s “most dominant” win.

“Don’t get me wrong. Our fight on that particular night of UFC 300 was not the most entertaining, but it was the most dominant fight I think you could have possibly looked at from the entire card from top to bottom,” Sterling said.

“I think I’m arguably the top 3 most dominant on that entire fight card. So when you look at that, I think to keep it in perspective is you got a guy who’s on average, lands, I think, about 4 or 5 strikes per minute, like significant strikes, who was reduced to about 0.5 or something like that over 15 minutes,” he continued.

Sterling also noted that people just don’t realize how great a fighter Kattar is but he still ended up being the better fighter.

“A guy who went tooth and nail with [Max Holloway],” Sterling said of Kattar. “A guy that went toe-to-toe with Giga Chikadze, arguably won against Josh Emmett, had a great performance against a guy who’s knocking guys out left to right in Dan Ige, knocked out Shane Burgos, TKO’ed Andre Fili. Like, his resume of how dangerous he is goes on and on and on.”

“So, for me to use my skill set against his and to reduce him from being someone who’s that dangerous to literally no threat whatsoever, I think it deserves a little bit of credit in that regard,” he added.

“Look at the fights that Calvin’s had man, he’s put some beatdown on some people and he’s willing to go there I just felt like he was very frustrated, he didn’t have many options I know his takedown percentage was extremely high but I think I did a pretty good job of doing my homework, staying dialed in and a lot of the stuff that we saw on the tape, we were able to capitalize on that in training and make the most out of it and that was able to transition and translate into the fight,” he concluded.

Aljo wants to be a 145 champ

Heading into UFC 300, Sterling already hoped that a win over Kattar would catapult him to featherweight title contention and a champ vs. champ showdown with Sean O’Malley. As it stands, it appears that Aljo’s idea is unlikely to be considered by the UFC, considering the negative reviews of his underwhelming performance against Kattar.

Nevertheless, Sterling’s featherweight debut victory still saw him breaking into the 145-pound division’s Top 10. He is now the No. 8 featherweight contender.

Watch Sterling’s full video below:

Published on April 20, 2024 at 11:49 am
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