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UFC Fight Night 45; Sterling Vows to Break Hugo Viana


“Spartans what is your profession?!” – King Leonidus of the movie 300.

Aljamain “The Spartan” Sterling (9-0) has but one profession and that is to fight.

Not only to fight but to win as his undefeated record indicates, he will return to the UFC famed octagon in 3 days to put his untarnished record on the line against Hugo Viana (8-1) who is 3-1 in his UFC tenure, winning his last via unanimous decision against Ramiro Hernandez at UFC on fox 10.

But The Spartan is on the hunt for a bonus check.

Training is going well. Dialing back the length of my workouts, but still keeping the intensity high, so I peak during Fight Night. I’ve trained for nothing too specific. Just gonna go out there and push the pace like I always do. I’m looking for a Funky-finish of the Night bonus!”

Sterling has seen most of his success come in the promotion known as cage fury fighting championships, where he was a big fish in a small pond going 5-0 with the northeast based promotion.

“The main difference is the resources that the UFC has to use, to continue to do above and beyond in any area that they want. For instance, we get picked up from the airports, individually, by guys holding up “Zuffa” signs. Its like a movie man, it’s dope.”

Aljamain is locked in and focused on whoever is next in line to fight him, furthering his quest for the UFC Bantamweight Title and looking for his second UFC victory, his first coming in the form of a unanimous decision victory over Cody Gibson at UFC 170.

“Every opponent right in front of me is my toughest competition to date. I’m not going in there against Viana, and thinking about Dillashaw. Thats just silly, and that’s how you get hurt. Hugo Viana…15 minutes of my life, of my mind and energy, and then it’s on to the next.”

Viana needs to come in with gorilla glue and duct tape according to Sterling, if he plans on leaving in one piece.

“I see this fight starting off with my opponent going for the knockout early in the fight, me using my movement, taking him down when I feel like it, and looking to put the squeeze on him, with my spaghetti legs and arms. This fight ends where ever he decides to break. I like to break guys mentally, and once that happens, physically they break also. Maybe round 1, 2, or 3. But I had a longer camp, and I WILL break him.”
Sterling looks to channel his inner “Ivan Drago” as he is set for his UFC encore on Wednesday night for UFC Fight Night 45.
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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.