“Suloev stretch in under 5 minutes” – Fans hyped for  Aljamain Sterling’s grappling duel before making featherweight debut at UFC 300

Fans reminisce Aljamain Sterling's submission win over Cody Stamann, after his recent Twitter post.


“Suloev stretch in under 5 minutes” – Fans hyped for  Aljamain Sterling’s grappling duel before making featherweight debut at UFC 300

Aljamain Sterling posts new pictures of training, ahead of UFC 300 and grappling match (Source: Twitter)

Former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has a match in under two days. The former titleholder locks horns with Kevin Dantzler in the Fury Pro Grappling 8 headliner, on Dec. 30. The event takes place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Sterling advocating his excitement for his featherweight debut at the UFC 300 card also had fans hoping for another title run. “The Funk Master” faces Calvin Kattar next.

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The 135lber last lost his gold to 17-1 Sean O’Malley at UFC 292. Sterling, the submissions expert, posted some new pictures on X, ahead of his match. He captioned the image:

looking for a finish.
Aljamain Sterling via X

A prime reaction to the prompt read “Suloev stretch in under 5 minutes“. This refers to the Suloev stretch, which Sterling used on Cody Stamann back in the day at UFC 228.

Sterling submitted Stamann with a modified kneebar (Suloev stretch) in the 2nd round of their clash. With no bantamweight reruns on the horizon, the fighter had wished for a shift up. He even sprung Max Holloway into the equation as a “good stylistic fight” for his featherweight debut.

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Alongside, on January 19th at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, submission maverick Sterling and Chase Hooper will meet as well. It is for a no-gi welterweight bout to headline ADXC 2. Nonetheless, fans are accordingly excited for the fighter’s future trajectory.

Fans react to Aljamain Sterling’s training pictures, before the grappling match

Aljamain Sterling faces Calvin Kattar on the historic UFC 300 card. However, before that, he headlines Fury Pro Grappling 8. Ahead of this, the fighter took to his social media account on X (formerly Twitter). Sterling posted a few training photos that show him ready to bear-lock his sparring partner during the grapple session.

Aljamain Sterling, who faces Calvin Kattar next at UFC 300, posts training snaps
Aljamain Sterling, who faces Calvin Kattar next at UFC 300, posts training snaps (Source: Twitter)

The former Cage Fury Fighting champion is a NCAA Division III All-American and  NCAA DI pro-wrestler. The fighter is thus famous for his submission moves, accordingly. Check out a few reactions on the matter:

Most fans have lauded Sterling because of his shape and form in the training snapshots. Additionally, few have also wished for a quick subsequent TKO of Kattar as well. Consequently, and hopefully, the fighter might exercise the same notion.

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