Montanan UFC Fighter to Fight for Championship: Date Set
Wow, I've waited so long for this announcement, and I finally got to hear it from the President of the UFC Dana White himself—Helena-born "Suga" Sean O'Malley will officially fight for the bantamweight championship. I've watched every fight live of O'Malley's since he earned a UFC contract on Dana White's Contender Series, the show where up-and-coming fighters compete for a UFC contract. I was as blown away by O'Malley's first-round knockout performance as Snoop Dogg was, who did the commentary. If you want to see how O'Malley's UFC career started, check out that entire fight below:
O'Malley didn't slow down after earning the contract, he's become a fan favorite with his many knock outs, check out some of his highlights below.
Last October O'Malley defeated Petr Yan, who was the #1-ranked bantamweight at the time in a nail-biter of a split decision. That victory earned him a title shot against the current champion, Aljamain Sterling. Dana White made the announcement yesterday, and in his words, it's the fight "everybody's been waiting for," a high compliment from the most- important man in combat sports.
Aljamain Sterling vs Sean O'Malley is the headliner for UFC 292 on August 19th at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. O'Malley's already a huge success, with millions of followers on Instagram, over 600,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel and he even gave his mom $50,000 last Mother's Day, but a championship win will bring that success to a new level. His toughest challenge yet will be for the title, and it will be a fight that Montana-sports fans shouldn't miss.
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