Rising star Sean O’Malley will problem Aljamain Sterling for the UFC bantamweight title tonight, because the pair headline UFC 292.
O’Malley’s crisp and flashy placing has seen him win over a whole lot of followers, although his persona has confirmed divisive. In any case, the American has managed to arrange a title shot with out going via the wringer that many fighters do, largely as a consequence of his profile. “Sugar Sean” did, nevertheless, tackle ex-champion Petr Yan final yr, edging previous the Russian with a controversial choice win.
Sterling additionally divides followers however is crafting a formidable resume, which options profitable title defences in opposition to Yan, TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo – all former champions. The Jamaican-American’s grappling abilities are anticipated to be the distinction tonight, although he should beware O’Malley’s skill to provide a one-punch knockout.
In the co-main occasion, two-time strawweight champion Zhang Weili defends her title in opposition to Amanda Lemos.
Here’s all you could know.
When is it?
UFC 292 takes place tonight, Saturday 19 August, on the TD Garden in Boston.
The early prelims are set to start at 11.30pm BST (3.30pm PT, 5.30pm CT, 6.30pm ET), with the common prelims following at 1am on Sunday 20 August (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). The fundamental card is then scheduled for 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
The card will air reside on TNT Sports within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion reside, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Sterling – 2/5; O’Malley – 2/1
Zhang – 2/7; Lemos – 13/5
Full card (topic to alter)
Aljamain Sterling (C) vs Sean O’Malley (bantamweight title)
Zhang Weili (C) vs Amanda Lemos (ladies’s strawweight title)
Neil Magny vs Ian Machado Garry (welterweight)
Marlon Vera vs Pedro Munhoz (bantamweight)
Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares (middleweight)
Da’mon Blackshear vs Mario Bautista (bantamweight)
Gregory Rodrigues vs Denis Tiuliulin (middleweight)
Austin Hubbard vs Kurt Holobaugh (light-weight)
Andre Petroski vs Gerald Meerschaert (middleweight)
Andrea Lee vs Natalia Silva (ladies’s flyweight)
Karine Silva vs Maryna Moroz (ladies’s flyweight)