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Jamaican, Aljamain Sterlin, Defeats Brazilian in UFC Mixed Martial Arts

Jamaican Aljamain Sterling defeated Brazilian Augusto Mendes via unanimous decision on Saturday at UFC in Kansas City, Missouri. The judges’ scores were 29-28 across the board.

Sterling feinted with kicks to keep Mendes from reproducing his first-round success. But Aljamain Sterling’s mixed martial arts skills were on point, as usual.

“I started off slow, then I started to pick it up a bit,” Sterling said. “It feels good, it feels good to get the monkey off my back and let these guys know I’m still here. I want a top-5 opponent next.”

Aljamain Sterling speaks to the media at UFC about his decision victory over Augusto Mendes, his discontent with judging in MMA, snapping his two-fight skid, and much more.

Sterling (13-2) won for the first time since a finish of Johnny Eduardo in Dec. 2015, which brought him to 12-0.

Now back in the win column after a pair of losses, Sterling should be buoyed by his all-around performance after admitting doubts about his style. Mendes goes back to the drawing board after an upset of Frankie Saenz in his previous outing.