In a video posted by journalist James Lynch, Whittaker may be seen breaking down the matchup. ‘The Reaper’ mentioned it was tough for him to select a winner as the 2 bantamweights gave the impression to be on a smiliar degree by way of combating abilities:
“That is onerous to say as a result of I feel O’Malley’s bought among the finest placing within the recreation. He is so efficient and correct and assured in what he does that he is so harmful for anybody… [Petr Yan] is sucha solidly put-together fighter, well-rounded and he simply lasts and he can out-damage and he can win wars of attrition and the best way he mixes it up is simply subsequent degree as effectively. He is bought an ideal combat IQ… Yeah, actually, I am on the fence with this combat… I do not assume both of them has a major benefit over the opposite.”
The video additionally featured a number of different UFC fighters making their picks for Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley.
Sean Brady, Brandon Royval and Randy Costa picked ‘Sugar’ to emerge victorious come combat night time, whereas Darian Weeks and Gillian Robertson sided with the Russian.
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Sean O’Malley discusses his preparation for the upcoming combat with Petr Yan
In a current episode of ‘TimboSugarShow’, Sean O’Malley spoke in regards to the modifications he has made in his preparation for Petr Yan. ‘Sugar’ mentioned that he watched much more video footage of ‘No Mercy’ than he did for any earlier opponent:
“I’ve by no means watched tape. I’ve watched somewhat bit. Like, after I fought Pedro [Munhoz], I watched somewhat little bit of the ‘Dom’ [Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz] combat. I watched somewhat bit — However for this, for Petr, I’ve watched extra. And this hasn’t been a ton, however like somewhat little bit of the sh** you despatched me. I’ve watched extra on Petr than I’ve for earlier opponents.”
Sean O’Malley is going through an enormous bounce in competitors in his upcoming matchup at UFC 280. If the 27-year-old manages to get Yan, he may very effectively be subsequent in line for a title shot.