MMA Preview – Aljamain Sterling vs Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128


When is UFC Fight Night 128? Sunday 22nd April, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 128? Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey

What channel is UFC Fight Night 128? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 128? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 128?



Many believed Aljamain Sterling had the skills to be competing at championship level by now but he has struggled to get a run going in the deep and competitive bantamweight pool. However, he is still only 28 and has the talent and experience to get back to the top but now has a prodigy from Wales to get through.

Brett Johns is incredibly well-rounded and has built upon his elite level Judoka with Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which he has displayed in his unbeaten run. He now hopes to make Sterling his fourth and biggest win of his UFC career.


Sterling’s last fight was painful to watch but he promises to bounce back strongly. He has the speed and power to trouble Johns on the feet where he may decide to keep the fight.

Sterling usually relies on his wrestling but Johns is a beast of a grappler and has not only displayed elite Judo throughout his career but has proved he is just as dangerous on the mat with one of the best submissions of the year - a rare calf slicer over Joe Soto.

This is a close fight to call and although Sterling has the experience fighting at the top level, Johns has looked sensational so far.

Winner: Johns via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.