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Aljamain Sterling books next UFC fight

Uniondale's Aljamain Sterling during a training session at

Uniondale's Aljamain Sterling during a training session at Ray Longo and Chris Weidman's Power MMA in Garden City. Sterling makes his UFC debut at UFC 170 on Feb. 22, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Next up for the “Funkmaster” will be the “Wolverine.”

Aljamain Sterling, a Serra-Longo fighter from Uniondale, will fight Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City on July 16, Newsday has confirmed. Combate.com first reported the booking.

Sterling (9-0, 1-0 UFC), a bantamweight, won his UFC debut in February with a unanimous decision over Cody Gibson at UFC 170. Viana (8-2, 3-1) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Junior Hernandez in January.

This weeknight mid-summer card will be held at the Revel. It’s the second time the UFC has promoted a show there, the first being in June 2012 with Clay Guida and Gray Maynard in the main event.
 

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