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Morning Report: Aljamain Sterling thinks Sean O’Malley can beat Petr Yan at UFC 280: “Yan needs to come in wi… – MMA Fighting

The bookmakers is probably not giving Sean O’Malley a lot of an opportunity vs. Petr Yan, however Aljamain Sterling is.

Sterling will defend his bantamweight title in opposition to former champion T.J. Dillashaw within the co-main occasion of UFC 280, however instantly earlier than that bout, Sterling’s outdated rival, Yan, will face O’Malley within the featured predominant card bout, with potential title ramifications on the road. It’s an enormous step up in competitors for O’Malley and as such, Yan is a heavy favorite heading into the bout, however “The Funk Grasp” believes this may very well be a tricky battle for Yan if he doesn’t thoughts his Ps and Qs.

“I feel it’s a very good technical matchup for each guys,” Sterling informed Submission Radio. “In case you take a look at it on paper, O’Malley is untested. The one time he had a check, he failed, that was to [Marlon] ‘Chito’ Vera. Clearly it was a bizarre damage that he had with that leg kick, as a result of not every single day somebody goes to kick you within the leg and also you get drop foot. He’s bought good footwork, he’s bought good vary, he’s bought good motion, after which you have got Yan, who’s tremendous sturdy, tremendous powerful, as individuals say he ‘downloads information’ — I hate when individuals say that, it’s the stupidest factor. If he might have punched you within the face, he would have punched you within the face. He can’t, so he’s attempting to get a learn on you. They make it sound like he’s this unbeatable robotic. Dude, no matter.

“If he begins behind the eight ball like that, and provides O’Malley an opportunity in a three-round battle, a chance to run up the rating on him, decide the pictures, it may very well be a depressing evening for Yan. But when Yan is ready to contact him up, go to the physique, chop down O’Malley’s legs — I’m not saying O’Malley’s legs are his weak level as a result of individuals are likely to preserve speaking about that, however I do suppose with a tall, rangy fighter, who is hard to hit up prime, how else do you get him? You assault the physique, that’s going to be much more stationary, and also you assault the legs, that’s going to be much more stationary. You’ll be able to’t get the legs out of the best way the identical means you get the pinnacle out of the best way. So I feel Yan has to come back in with a sensible I.Q., in any other case he’s going to go 0-3.”

For his half, O’Malley is agrees with Sterling, saying he’s surprised to be such a big betting underdog against Yan, despite the fact that Yan is a former champion.

UFC 280 takes place Oct. 22 on the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi.

Outcomes. Yan Xiaonan edges majority decision win over Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 61.

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Outcomes. Xiong Jing Nan edges Angela Lee in thrilling champ vs. champ trilogy battle at ONE Prime Video 2.

Disillusioned. Mackenzie Dern emotional in defeat after falling to Yan Xiaonan: ‘I’m sorry if I made anyone sad with my performance’.

Response. ‘Stay home bro’: Fighters react to Mark Zuckerberg’s personal present at UFC Vegas 61.

Wrestling. Daniel Cormier to function special guest referee in WWE match involving ex-UFC fighter Matt Riddle.

RIP. Antonio Inoki, wrestling legend who famously confronted Muhammad Ali in blended guidelines battle, dies at 79.

UFC Vegas 61 Publish Present.

Jose Aldo montage.

Yan Xiaonan displays on her win.

Physician talks concerning the Aaron Pico damage.

Paddy Pimblett returns house.

On To The Subsequent One. Matches to make following UFC Vegas 61.

Randy Brown on dishonest.


Darren Till.

Conor McGregor.


Increasing the model.


Nonetheless attempting to get this battle.

Roberto Soldic (20-3) vs. Murad Ramazanov (11-0); ONE Championship, Dec. 2.

Thanks for studying! See y’all tomorrow.


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