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August 1, 2019



NEW YORK, NY – AUG 1, 2019 – Everlast Worldwide, the industry’s leader in combat sports equipment, signs perennial contender in the UFC’s bantamweight division, Aljamain Sterling, to a two year exclusive deal.

Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling grew up in Uniondale, NY, where he was first introduced to combat sports through his high school wrestling team. His wrestling prowess afforded him to attend college as an NCAA wrestler for SUNY Cortland, where he was a two-time Division III All American. Wrestling eventually became the foundation for his mixed martial arts career.

The “Funk Master” turned pro in 2009, and quickly built an impressive 8-0 record before being invited to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Aljamain won his UFC debut over Cody Gibson by unanimous decision. His most impressive victory came in against top contender, Jimmie Rivera, where he scored another convincing unanimous decision victory. Aljamain is ranked third in the UFC bantamweight division, with a record of 17-3 and currently hosts his own podcast show, Weekly Scraps, where he gives you his take on the current status of the MMA world.

“I’ve always enjoyed Aljo’s personality and fighting style in the octagon,” stated Everlast VP of Global Marketing and Product Development, Chris Zoller. “He makes a great addition to our growing MMA roster of athletes. We also look forward to adding his show, Weekly Scraps, onto our network of podcasts powered by Everlast.”

“I remember when I first started my amateur career,” said Sterling. “I saw a young John Jones rocking Everlast gear and I knew he had a very bright future in the sport. That’s what I wanted for myself.  To be a part of a team and company that is highly respected and reputable in combat sports. Momma we made it!”

As Everlast continues to grow its presence in the MMA industry, Aljamain Sterling will join a fight team that already holds current champions, such as Dustin Poirier and Rory MacDonald.

To keep updated on Aljamain Sterling and other #TeamEverlast fighters, head to: www.everlast.com/pro-team.


About Everlast Worldwide Inc.

The preeminent brand in boxing since 1910, Everlast is the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and licensor of boxing, MMA and fitness equipment. From legendary champions Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson to current superstars Dustin Poirier and Deontay Wilder, Everlast is the brand of choice for generations of world champion professional athletes. Built on a brand heritage of strength, dedication, individuality and authenticity, Everlast is a necessary part of the lives of countless champions. Based in Manhattan, Everlast’s products are sold across more than 75 countries and 6 continents. For more information, visit www.everlast.com.

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