Image source: Aljamain Sterling Instagram (@funkmastermma)
With a stacked UFC 249 bringing mainstream combat sports back to broadcast across the world, many people have been heavily critical of the current UFC 250 line-up.
Well most recent developments show that the UFC 250 fight card is far from official and top UFC bantamweight, Aljamain Sterling has a fight in the works for the card. The New Yorker has confirmed on his Twitter that he has signed a contract to face Corey Sandhagen at UFC 250 on June 6th.
Sterling is currently riding a four-fight winning streak with his most recent win coming over Pedro Munhoz back at UFC 238 in June 2019. That will mean almost a year out of action for Sterling as well. Sandhagen is on an impressive win streak of his own having won all of his five fights in the UFC to date and currently riding a seven-fight winning streak in total.
Both Sterling and Sandhagen, along with Petr Yan, are all bantamweights that are considered to be the next emerging contenders for a shot at Cejudo’s potentially vacant title following his retirement after beating Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. That makes this fight very important to the division as the winner could well get a shot at the vacant title against Yan.
The bout between Sterling and Sandhagen was originally set for the UFC Fight Night: San Diego on May 16th but this was one of the events that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both fighters have beat some high-level competition in their last bouts with Sterling picking up the win over Munhoz and Sandhagen beating Raphael Assuncao in his last outing.