O’Malley Defeats Sterling to Become UFC Bantamweight Champion
Sean “Sugar” O’Malley (28, USA)
the next superstar
knocked out Algermaine Sterling (34, USA) by TKO to become the UFC bantamweight (61.2kg) champion.
O’Malley took Sterling’s belt with a ground-and-pound TKO following a right-handed counter punch at 51 seconds of the second round in the bantamweight title fight in the main event of “UFC 292: Sterling vs. O’Malley” at TD Garden in Boston
USA on July 20 (Korean time).
It marked the emergence of a true UFC superstar.
After being crowned champion
“This is just the beginning of the ‘Sugar’ era.
We will rule until 2035.
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O’Malley has become very popular for his flamboyant hitting skills
his distinctive looks
and his confident words and deeds.
He rose to stardom with 3 million followers on his social networking service (SNS) account
but his track record was still lacking.
By becoming the champion
he finally reached the peak of the war.
the holder of the record for most defense of the UFC bantamweight title (three)
couldn’t get his distance.
Sterling had to get inside against O’Malley
who is five centimeters taller than him and three centimeters taller.
who usually plays with his size advantage
put pressure on O’Malley in the first round and attacked him with leg kicks
but he couldn’t keep up with O’Malley’s steps
creating an unsettling scene.
in the second round
O’Malley’s trademark right-hand counter punch went off.
O’Malley dodged a straight right-handed punch from Sterling as he pushed forward from distance
tucked in a counter and knocked him to the ground.
As O’Malley’s ground-and-pound continued to go into the net
Referee stopped the match.
O’Malley said in his post-match interview
To be honest
I was the most nervous I’ve ever been.
In my view
Sterling is the best fighter in bantamweight history.
I was a little nervous
but I never lost my confidence.
I have a great right hand punch.
He even named his first defensive opponent.
That is No. 6 Marlon “Chito” Berra (30, Ecuador)
who handed O’Malley his first defeat in 2020.
Vera scored a decision victory over Pedro Muñoz (36, Brazil) in the two main card fights of the day.
“Did ‘Chito’ win? Was it boring? Probably not.
I’ll take care of him at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in December.
Let’s stick together.
After falling from the throne
O’Malley did a lot better than I thought he would.
I couldn’t control his movements, and I was able to get out of the cage well.
I can’t say anything bad about this dude
congratulating the winner.
In the co-main event
UFC women’s strawweight (52.2kg) champion Zhang Weili (34, China) successfully defended her title against Amanda Lemos (36, Brazil) by setting the UFC women’s record for the most strike hits.
He won a unanimous decision (50-43, 50-44, 49-45) after five rounds.
He showed an overwhelming level difference in both striking and grappling.
From the start of the first round
Zhang Weili knocked Lemos down with a leg kick and unleashed a ground-and-pound attack while controlling it from the top position.
Lemos countered with a guillotine choke
but Wayley slipped out and regained the back position and unleashed a barrage of powerful punches.
He controlled more than 16 minutes of the 25-minute game.
He dominated the fight throughout the fourth round and even knocked out Lemos in the fifth round with a lightning-fast right-hand punch.
Lemos was just desperate to survive.
The only UFC champion in Asia, Zhang Weili said:
I’m so happy.
I train really hard every day to play an easy game.
We have a great team
so I’m not surprised (by this performance).
Zhang Weili’s second defense opponents are Wushu Santa striker Yan Xiaonan (34, China) and two-time freestyle wrestling world champion Tatiana Suarez (32, USA).
Former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namayunas (31, USA)
who handed her two losses
is also not left out of the nomination. Namayunas will make his flyweight (56.7kg) debut in Paris