Sean O’Malley vs Aljamain Sterling battle time and odds

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Aljamain Sterling defends his bantamweight title towards Sean O’Malley in the primary occasion of UFC 292 tonight, after Zhang Weili places her gold on the road.

Grappling specialist Sterling has confirmed a divisive champion since profitable the belt from Petr Yan through DQ in 2021, regardless of the Jamaican-American securing profitable defences towards Yan and different ex-champions in TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo.

Meanwhile, O’Malley is among the most enjoyable strikers within the UFC, and his reputation amongst followers has seen him rise by way of the rankings shortly. Will Sterling show too powerful a take a look at for the youthful American?

Fans will discover out on this night’s headline bout, which follows Zhang’s strawweight title defence towards Amanda Lemos.

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UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Brad Tavares def. Chris Weidman through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Fair scorecards. Weidman fought laborious and – in spots – very effectively, however Tavares’s low kicks and takedown defence have been the distinction.

Next up, the UFC 292 predominant card!

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 03:05


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

We’ll go to the judges’ scorecards.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 03:03


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Another pause for a low blow! Simultaneous ones, in truth.

And again underneath method. Weidman winces after a tough outdoors low kick from Tavares. He’s actually struggling once more.

Weidman shoots for a takedown towards the fence, however but once more he’s denied.

Both males land punches at shut vary.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 03:01


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Tavares drops to a knee after a left hand from Weidman! He’s straight again up, compelled to defend one other takedown effort.

That takedown defence holds up. Weidman blocks a head kick and lands a one-two.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 02:56


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Tavares ended that first spherical on high; can Weidman arrest the momentum?

Weidman blocks a head kick however eats a proper cross. Both males then land simultaneous jabs.

And Weidman stumbles again! His left leg is so overwhelmed up from these low kicks! Is he on borrowed time?

He blocks a excessive kick and a flurry of punches. More harsh low kicks from Tavares, however he’s caught with an enormous proper hand!

He skips away. Weidman taunts Tavares now! He’s pointing at him and touchdown punches!

Another pause within the battle, although, as Weidman lands a entrance kick beneath the belt, simply earlier than securing a takedown…

But replays recommend that the kick may even have been authorized. Either method, we’re again underneath method.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 02:53


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Weidman begins on the entrance foot, jabbing and seeking to shut vary. Twice he will get Tavares to the fence and tries for a takedown, however he fails.

Tavares with a tough low kick. Now he catches Weidman with a kick to the groin! The motion is placed on pause for now…

And again underneath method! Lots of feints from each males. Then Tavares catches Weidman on the tip of a one-two.

Weidman switches to southpaw and lands a pointy left hook. More low kicks from Tavares. Nice entrance kick to the physique by Weidman.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 02:47


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 02:43


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Weidman, 39, emerges to the sound of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 02:40


UFC 292 LIVE: Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares

Weidman fights for the primary time since struggling a damaged leg towards Uriah Hall in April 2021.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 02:24


UFC 292 LIVE: Gregory Rodrigues vs Denis Tiuliulin

Rodrigues makes brief work of Tiulilin, stopping him within the first spherical!

Rodrigues obtained a fast takedown and secured the TKO with a sequence of laborious elbows. It appears a minimum of a type of strikes may need been unlawful, although…

Gregory Rodrigues def. Denis Tiuliulin through first-round knockout (elbows, 1:43).

One extra prelim to return: Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman fights Brad Tavares.

Alex Pattle20 August 2023 02:20

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