Aljamain Sterling Capitalizes on T.J. Dillashaw Injury for Successful Title Defense

first time in a year and a half was fighting someone not named Petr Yan

Instead, Sterling was paired up with former two-time champ T.J. Dillashaw

Dillashaw looking to prove he could win a title clean

Dillashaw, who had not fought in over a year, was planted on his back, and appeared to suffered a shoulder injury

Sterling looked to get under the neck

there was a minor moral victory in the fact that he had survived to the final 90 seconds of the round

They scrambled again, and as quick as Dillashaw was up, Sterling had the mat return

A successful title defense for Aljamain Sterling, though he’ll once again hear about the nature of the victory.

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