Aljamain Sterling, UFC 250

UFC 250 results: Aljamain Sterling chokes Cory Sandhagen in dominant first round

On Saturday night, June 6, the UFC holds its first-ever pay-per-view event inside the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The promotions’ fifth event during the COVID-19 pandemic, UFC 250 is headlined by double champion Amanda Nunes, who defends her featherweight strap against Felicia Spencer.

The co-main event is a bantamweight clash between former champion Cody Garbrandt and Raphael Assuncao.

In what could be the consensus No. 1 contender bout in the bantamweight division, Aljamain Sterling meets Cory Sandhagen on the main card. 

Sterling is riding a four-fight unbeaten streak, most recently earning a unanimous decision against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 238 in June 2019. His streak also includes wins over Jimmie Rivera, Cody Stamann and Brett Johns.

Sandhagen is undefeated inside the octagon. In his last outing, Sandhagen earned a unanimous decision over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 241 in August 2019. He is coming off seven-consecutive victories. 

Here is how the bantamweight bout between Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen went down at UFC 250, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.

ROUND 1

The two tap gloves and Aljamain comes out aggressively. Sterling is coming forward and gets into the clinch. Sterling attacks Sandhagen’s back and gets both hooks in. Sterling attacks the neck, but Sandhagen defends. Sandhagen is trying to turn into Sterling. Sterling has a body triangle, keeping it tight. Sterling gets a rear-naked choke and squeezes. Sandhagen tries to hold on and taps. Sandhagen is unconscious.

Official result: Aljamain Sterling def. Cory Sandhagen via submission [rear-naked choke] at 1:28 in the first round.

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