It looks like two of the UFC’s hottest bantamweight prospects are on a collision course with one another.

On Friday afternoon, in response to a fans question, the outspoken Aljamain Sterling revealed he would be more than willing to put his unblemished record on the line against fellow undefeated fighter Thomas Almeida.

Sterling (12-0), a former CFFC champion, is coming off an impressive second round submission victory over Johnny Eduardo UFC Fight Night 80. This victory not only kept his perfect record in tact but marked third straight stoppage under the UFC banner and eighth overall. ‘The Funk Master’ previously defeated Takeya Mizugaki by submission and Hugo Viana by TKO.

Almeida (20-0), a former legacy FC champion, is coming off his own stoppage win, where fans saw the Brazilian put Anthony Birchak to sleep with a violent knockout in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 77 bout in November. This performance not only earned Almeida his third Performance of the Night bonus but also marked his third straight knockout win under the UFC banner.

While this fight would certainly get the fans excited, Sterling’s free-agent status will most certainly play a factor in the book of this potential matchup. If the Long Island does indeed sign with another promotion, the hopes of this fight ever materializing would all but vanish.

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