Who Is Troy Sterling? Aljamain Sterling Brother- Age Gap And Family Tree

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Did you know the UFC Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling brother is Troy Sterling, who is also a mixed martial artist.

Aljamain Sterling was born on July 31, 1989, in Uniondale, New York, to Jamaican parents.

He started his journey as a mixed martial artist in 2009 when he competed in the amateur division. Moreover, his record in the amateur division is 6-1.

Known for his fierce grappling style, the New York native was given the nickname “The Funk Master.”

Aljamain Sterling With The UFC Championship Belt
Aljamain Sterling With The UFC Championship Belt (Source: Instagram)

Sterling debuted in the UFC ring in 2014 and has gone on to face many athletes, such as Renan Barao, Augusto Mendes, Jimmy Rivera, Brett Johns, and many others. 

Recently, he beat T.J. Dillashaw on October 22, 2022, at UFC 280 to remain the UFC Bantamweight champion.

Aljamain Sterling is also set to face Henry Cejudo on May 6, 2023, at UFC 288.

Alajamain Sterling Brother Troy Sterling

According to reports, Alajamain has fourteen brothers and five sisters. One of his siblings has also made a name like him in the mixed martial art world.

Troy Sterling is also a mixed martial artist like his brother. Furthermore, he currently has a record of one win, two losses, and a draw at a professional level.

Cleveland and Sophie gave birth to Troy on December 3, 1991, and he is two years younger than his superstar brother.

Troy Sterling
Troy Sterling Waiting For His Car (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, Troy has also been featured in the CFFC (Cage Fury Fighting Championship).

The 34 year old fought against Joe Tizzano on May 17, 2019. Unfortunately, the New York native lost the fight.

However, he has now given up on mixed martial artists, as the fight against Joe was his last match.

Troy has not fought since then, and looking at his social media, he seems to be involved in the music industry. 

Moreover, he is also a fan of rap music and has also dabbled in the industry. You can find some of his songs on his Instagram account.

Aljamain Sterling Family

The Funk Master was born to Cleveland and Sophie Sterling after the couple moved to America.

He had a large family growing up; he had seven siblings and twelve half-siblings.

It was hard for the Sterlings to maintain their basic needs. Hence, a lot of the UFC fighter’s siblings joined gangs and got involved in illegal activities.

Aljamain Sterling Showing Off His Body
Aljamain Sterling Showing Off His Body (Source Instagram)

Seeing his siblings get into illegal things motivated Aljamain not to follow the same path. Hence, he started to look at wrestling and joined the Uniondale High School wrestling team.

Although growing up was tough for the New York native, Aljamain Sterling and his brother Troy made it into the world of mixed martial art.

He seems to also have a good bond with his siblings, as he is frequently seen posting photos and posts about his family on his social media.

Moreover, the Funk Master is also happily married after proposing to his long-time girlfriend Rebecca Cruz on February 14, 2021.

The couple were together since 2010, and the couple looks happily and deeply in love, as shown by their social media posts.

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