Aljamain Sterling breaks down Petr Yan’s fightng model forward of Sean O’Malley combat at UFC 280


Forward of UFC 280, Aljamain Sterling has analyzed the bantamweight division and detailed why Petr Yan might have a tough time towards Sean O’Malley when the 2 collide in a three-round affair subsequent month.

‘Funk Grasp’ has been locked contained in the octagon with the harmful Russian on two separate events and believes he is aware of what weaknesses the 135lber has. Though the primary of their conferences ended controversially, the bantamweight champion silenced the doubters by incomes a choice win within the second bout.

Breaking down the very best fighters in his division, Aljamain Sterling insisted that Petr Yan struggles with opponents who snipe from the surface with strikes and use their vary and footwork nicely. These are skills which the Dagestani’s subsequent opponent Sean O’Malley possesses.

“He is acquired some severe abilities, he is proficient. Sugar t*ts [O’Malley] is extra of a hammer, we’ve not seen him as a nail but. When somebody really offers him again just a little push again, we’ll see how he is in a position to deal with some adversity…We’ll see how he does with a man like Petr Yan… I believe Petr Yan is the true deal… I believe he is a wise, mental fighter. He is harmful, however I believe he struggles with guys who’ve actually good footwork and may keep away from his photographs and have just a little little bit of a rangier attain on them.”

Following the title eliminator conflict between O’Malley and Yan at UFC 280, Aljamain Sterling will step into the octagon to defend his 135lbs throne when he locks horns with a decided T.J. Dillashaw within the co-headliner on the night time.

Take a look at what ‘Aljo’ needed to say concerning the prime names in his division within the video beneath:


Ought to the winner of Sean O’Malley vs. Petr Yan be the primary contender?

Regardless of competing towards a stacked bantamweight division, each Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley are hoping to be rewarded with a title shot ought to they placed on a formidable efficiency on October 22.

Following Cory Sandhagen’s strong displaying towards Track Yadong earlier this month, he determined to name for a combat towards Chito Vera and Merab Dvalishvili. These two opponents are additionally within the working to be subsequent in line for a shot at UFC gold.

One main drawback for every prime contender at bantamweight is the truth that Aljamain Sterling may lose his title subsequent month. This might doubtless give him rights to an prompt rematch, halting the plans of everybody else at 135lbs.

Edited by Akshay Saraswat


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