Former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is ready to make a grand entrance into the featherweight division, setting the stage for an electrifying bout against Calvin Kattar at the upcoming, monumental UFC 300 event.
Sterling, who has carved a formidable path in the bantamweight class, now eyes fresh triumphs in the 145-pound division. His debut at UFC 300 on April 13 marks not just a weight class shift, but a resolve to conquer new horizons following his title loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 292.
On the flip side, Calvin Kattar, known for his gritty performances, is on a mission to rebound from a string of challenging bouts, including a torn ACL setback.
His encounter with Sterling isn’t just about welcoming a new contender to the division, but also about reasserting his own position in the featherweight hierarchy.
Adding to the excitement, UFC 300 will also feature light heavyweight dynamo Jiří Procházka, seeking redemption after his recent setback against Aleksandar Rakic.
Middleweight sensation Bo Nickal’s undefeated streak will be on the line at UFC 300 as well as he faces Cody Brundage.
As the MMA community buzzes with anticipation, Sterling’s shift to featherweight is seen as a strategic move. Sterling had already highlighted that Kattar made the most sense as a potential opponent.
“Realistic scenario is probably myself and Calvin Kattar,” Sterling told MMA Junkie.
“He’s the only one that doesn’t have a fight and has been out for a bit, as well. At this point, come March, I’m probably going to be out for a bit as well. So with that said, I think that’s going to be the fight.”
UFC 300 takes place on April 13.