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Aljamain Sterling stunningly submits Cory Sandhagen, the sports world reacts

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This is absolutely insane. Saturday’s bout between Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen figured to be one of the most hotly-contested matchups of UFC 250 in Las Vegas.

It did not go according to plan for Sandhagen, who was submitted by Sterling early in Round 1. The scene at the Apex in Vegas was something else. Almost immediately after the bell rang for the opening round, Sterling submitted Sandhagen, who tapped out after a brief fight.

This obviously represents the biggest win over Sterling’s career. He’s now 19-3 in his career and could very well go up against Petr Yan for the title following the retirement of Henry Cejudo after his UFC 249 win last month.

The sports world had its reactions to Saturday’s stunning events, too.