Two of essentially the most divisive fighters within the UFC will conflict tonight, as Aljamain Sterling faces Sean O’Malley in the principle occasion of UFC 292.
Grappling specialist Sterling will defend his bantamweight title within the highly-anticipated bout, because the Jamaican-American seems to be to construct upon wins over Petr Yan, TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo – all former champions.
Meanwhile, O’Malley has change into a fan favorite on account of his spectacular hanging and his confidence in it, and his profile has arguably fast-tracked him to a title shot. The American did, nevertheless, overcome an ex-champion in Yan final 12 months, albeit through a controversial resolution.
In the co-main occasion, two-time strawweight champion Zhang Weili defends her title in opposition to Amanda Lemos.
Here’s all it’s essential to 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 principal 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 dwell 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 dwell, 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 (girls’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 (girls’s flyweight)
Karine Silva vs Maryna Moroz (girls’s flyweight)