Cortland, New York’s Aljamain Sterling earns 11th UFC win, submits Cory Sandhagen at ‘UFC 250’ in Las Vegas, Nevada

'UFC 250' card

Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling, 30, of Cortland, New York, United States was one of the winners at “UFC 250.” It was his 11th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 MMA matches, “UFC 250” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on June 6, 2020. In the 10th bout of the evening, Sterling fought Cory Sandhagen, 28, of Aurora, Colorado, USA in the bantamweight division.


Referee Chris Tognoni put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 1 minute and 28 seconds in the first round. Sterling submitted Sandhagen via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “UFC 250” improved the professional MMA record of Sterling to 19 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Sandhagen now has 12 wins and 2 losses.

The UFC held “UFC 250” while the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was still ongoing in the U.S. Here are the details of the bantamweight bout between Sterling and Sandhagen:



  1. Brazil
  1. Amanda “Lioness” Nunes
  2. Herbert “The Blaze” Burns
  3. Jussier Formiga
  4. Raphael Assuncao
2. United States
  1. Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres
  2. Alex Perez
  3. Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling

  4. Alonzo Menifield
  5. Anthony Rocco Martin
  6. Brian “Boom” Kelleher
  7. Charles “Kid Dynamite” Byrd
  8. Chase “The Teenage Dream” Hooper
  9. Cody Garbrandt
  10. Cody “Mr. Wonderful” Stamann
  11. Cory Sandhagen

  12. Devin “Brown Bear” Clark
  13. Eddie Wineland
  14. Evan Dunham
  15. Felicia “FeeNom” Spencer
  16. Gerald “GM3” Meerschaert
  17. Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch
  18. Maki “Coconut Bombz” Pitolo
  19. Neil “Haitian Sensation” Magny
  20. Sean “Sugar” O’Malley

Bout #: 10 of 12 

Blue Corner

  • Name: Cory Sandhagen
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Aurora, Colorado, United States
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC 250”: 12 wins, 2 losses
  • UFC record after “UFC 250”: 5 wins, 1 loss
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC 250”: Austin Arnett, Iuri Alcantara, Mario Bautista, John Lineker, Raphael Assuncao

Red Corner

  • Name: Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Cortland, New York, United States
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC 250”: 19 wins, 3 losses
  • UFC record after “UFC 250”: 11 wins, 3 losses
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC 250”: Cody Gibson, Hugo Viana, Takeya Mizugaki, Johnny Eduardo, Augusto Mendes, Renan Barao, Brett Johns, Cody Stamann, Jimmie Rivera, Pedro Munhoz


  • Division: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Method: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • Time and Round: 1:28 of Round 1

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