In 2018 Aljamain Sterling was embarking on the winning run that would culminate in him winning the UFC bantamweight title. That year he also took a trip to Bali and had nothing but good things to say about the place.

Sterling went on the Joe Rogan podcast to talk about Bali MMA and by the sounds of it he loved his time there:


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Sterling hails from Long Island just like Bali MMA founders Andrew Leone and Anthony Leone. It sounds like he had a great time on the island and it certainly hasn’t done his career any harm!

Fighters from big promotions like the UFC, ONE Championship, Bellator and Glory have used Bali MMA as a base. The gym has a good reputation and for some of them, like Sterling, there is also the opportunity to catch a few waves on the island’s famous beaches.