Sean O’Malley will attempt to become the newest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight roost-ruler this weekend (Sat., Aug., 19, 2023) when he challenges division kingpin, Aljamain Sterling, in UFC 292’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event from inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
“I want to stay active, baby, get me back in there in December — let’s run it up!,” O’Malley chirped on episode No. 2 of “Embedded,” before revealing that he would love nothing more than to run it back against “Chito.”
“Realistically, if ‘Chito’ wins, let’s do me and ‘Chito’ in December,” O’Malley continued. “Book it. I am ready to book it right now and I will sign a contract.”
Of course, both O’Malley and Vera have to take care of business in “Beantown,” as “Suga” has a tall task ahead of him against the aforementioned Sterling, while Vera has to get through Pedro Munhoz before he can start eyeing his first title fight. That said, should the pieces fall into place this championship bout could pretty much sell itself.
Then again, Merab Dvalishvili may have a say in the matter.
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