Aljamain Sterling compiled a record of 87-27 at SUNY Cortland (Photo/SUNY Cortland Athletics)
Like many successful MMA fighters, Aljamain Sterling got his start in the wrestling room. The UFC bantamweight contender will return to his roots for a freestyle match against Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young on Tuesday.

After a successful high school wrestling career at Uniondale High School in New York, Sterling chose to wrestle on the Division III level. His collegiate career began at Morrisville State before moving to SUNY Cortland. In the end, he finished as a two-time All-American and threw in a few amateur MMA fights along the way.

The following looks back at some of the key moments from the collegiate wrestling career of Sterling.