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Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley full fight video preview for UFC 280 PPV main card

Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan will throw hands with 135-pound fan favorite Sean O’Malley as part of the UFC 280 pay-per-view (PPV) main card TODAY (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022) at Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Yan, 29, failed to recapture the crown he lost to Aljamain Sterling in their UFC 273 rematch, falling to 8-2 inside the Octagon and 16-3 overall. Prior to his disappointing ending against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, the 27 year-old O’Malley (15-1, 1 NC) was on a three-fight winning streak, finishing all three opponents by way of knockout.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “The Fight Mecca,” Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 12, 2022, featuring two highly-anticipated championship showdowns. In UFC 281’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will look to settle the score with former kickboxing foe and No. 5-seeded contender, Alex Pereira. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, intends to defend her newly-won title for the first time against former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Zhang Weili.

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“Yan was the only guy after that Pedro Munhoz fight when I went back to the UFC and said, ‘Hey, I want to book a fight,’” O’Malley said at Wednesday’s UFC 280 media day. “Obviously that wasn’t a satisfying victory. Petr was literally the only guy in the top 10 without a fight. He turned down Chito. He turned down Chito, so I don’t think he really had an option. I think the UFC probably went to him and said, ‘Hey, you can’t just keep turning these guys down. You have to fight the ‘Suga Show.’ I know he was saying that he picked that fight, but I don’t believe that. I think he got bullied into it.”

Check out a special “Yan vs. O’Malley” fight video preview embedded above.

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