Wait for Volkanovski!… Aljamaine Sterling, Sean O’Malley Fight for UFC Bantamweight Title in August
Aljamain Sterling (33, USA) was pointed out for being the champion with ‘excellent (?)’ acting skills.
This is because at UFC 259 in March 2021, Petr Yan was hit by a ground knee, a foul attack, and lay down as it was. He could fight well enough, but he couldn’t escape criticism for pretending to be sick and winning the belt by disqualification (DQ).
But now I can’t sarcastically sterling. After becoming the champion, he is putting to rest the controversy with his skills. He won a decision win in a rematch with Yan in April of last year, defeating former champions TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo. Before he knew it, he even succeeded in defending his title for the third time.
In 2011, the UFC bantamweight division was newly established, and Sterling is the only champion to have held the title three times. There are now people who think, “Isn’t Sterling, in effect, a GOAT (greatest fighter in history) at bantamweight?”
Sterling runs straight to the 4th defense without rest. After defeating Cejudo at UFC 288 on the 7th, he got his next fight ten days later. Sean O’Malley (28, USA) will meet in the UFC 292 main event held at TD Garden in Boston, USA on August 20 (Korean time).
O’Malley has rarely fought a top ranker. All he did was beat Petr Yan at UFC 280 last October. There was a lot of gossip because of the scoring controversy. It is not free from the question of ‘Are you qualified to be a challenger?’
Still, Sterling is not an easy opponent to watch. He takes advantage of his 183cm tall stature and his long-distance strikes are sharp. He has 11 KO wins out of 18 matches, 16 wins, 1 loss and 1 null.카지노사이트
Sterling intends to move up to featherweight by defeating even dangerous contender O’Malley. Sterling, who stated that he did not ask for a fight with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski because he judged that he did not perform at the level he wanted in his duel with Cejudo, Sterling seeks to establish himself as a clear featherweight title contender by defeating O’Malley.
Sterling turned pro in 2011 and entered the UFC in 2014. In December 2017, there was the pain of fainting KO due to Marlon Moraes’ high kick, but after that, he is on a 9-game winning streak. The total record is 23 wins and 3 losses.
President Dana White announced the bantamweight title fight between Sterling and O’Malley on the 17th and even unveiled the UFC 292 co-main event.
Women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang (33, China) will have her first title defense against Amanda Lemos (35, Brazil), who is ranked 4th in the rankings, as a challenger.