Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley To Headline UFC 292

Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will attempt to make his next title defense against Sean O’Malley at UFC 292 in Boston on August 19th.

It’s a quick turnaround for the 33-year-old Sterling who only just successfully defended the belt against former two-division champ Henry Cejudo at UFC 288 less than two weeks ago, beating him by split-decision.

That extended Sterling’s winning streak to 9 fights and marked his third title defense, having also beaten Petr Yan by split-decision and TKO’d TJ Dillashaw.

Now he’ll face off against the 28-year-old O’Malley, who is unbeaten in his last five fights in the division, taking his career record to 16-1 (+1nc).

His current run began with a KO finish of Thomas Almeida, followed by TKO stoppages of both Kris Moutinho and Raulian Paiva, while his next fight against Pedro Munhoz ended in a no-contest ruling after his opponent was left unable to continue due to an eyepoke.

Then in his most recent fight O’Malley took a big step up to fight former champion Petr Yan and proved he had what it takes against top-flight competition by defeating him on the scorecards via split-decision to bounce up the rankings and secure this title shot.

Sterling vs. O’Malley fronts a UFC 292 card that will also feature a women’s strawweight title fight between current champion Zhang Weili and Amanda Lemos.

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