One of the biggest free agents in mixed martial arts has found a home.

On Monday afternoon, during an appearance on The MMA Hour, undefeated bantamweight Aljamain Sterling announced he had officially re-singed with the UFC.

Sterling (12-0), also a former CFFC champion, had been teasing an announcement regarding where he would land during the last few weeks. The Long Island native has also not hidden the fact he was seeking the biggest contract made available to him, regardless of which promotion presented it.

As far as competition, Sterling 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.

Sterling also called out fellow undefeated bantamweight Thomas Almeida and took aim at the surging Bryan Caraway.

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