Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling will take on TJ Dillashaw in the UFC Bantamweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

In this post, we will break down Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Aljamain Sterling is coming in with a 21-3-0 record. Sterling will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Petr Yan at UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie in April.

Dillashaw, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Cory Sandhagen on April 9, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw and holds a 18-4-0 record.

Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw
33
Age
36
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 6″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
71″
Reach
67″
21-3-0
Record
18-4-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Aljamain Sterling has an orthodox fighting stance with a 71″ reach. The 36-year-old, TJ Dillashaw is an orthodox fighter with a 67″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Aljamain Sterling:
→ Sterling’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Sterling lands 4.56 significant strikes per minute.
→ Sterling’s takedown accuracy is 21%.
→ Sterling’s takedown average is 1.71 per 15 minutes.
→ Sterling’s takedown defense is 41%.

Sterling comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.56 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Dillashaw fires at 41% accuracy, landing about 5.26 significant strikes per minute. Aljamain Sterling also has a 21% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.71 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Dillashaw’s 1.63 takedowns and 86% takedown accuracy.

TJ Dillashaw:
→ Dillashaw’s striking accuracy is 41%.
→ Dillashaw lands 5.26 significant strikes per minute.
→ Dillashaw’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Dillashaw’s takedown average is 1.63 per 15 minutes.
→ Dillashaw’s takedown defense is 86%.

TJ spent on average 12:28 minutes in the Octagon and Aljamain has an average fight time of 13:12 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Aljamain or TJ? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date
October 22, 2022
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw

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