One-Punch Wonder: Sean O’Malley’s Stunning Victory Over Aljamain Sterling Rocks UFC


At UFC 292, which took place at Boston, Massachusetts’ TD Garden, Sean O’Malley defeated Aljamene Sterling in a dramatic contest. O’Malley (17-1), a Phoenix native, won the UFC bantamweight championship after defeating Uniondale, New York, native Sterling (23-4) in the main event of the evening.UFC

O’Malley triumphed in an exciting way. He struck Sterling with a strong counter-right hand in the second round, knocking him to the ground. O’Malley took advantage of the situation and followed up with a left hand that worried Sterling more. Just 51 seconds into the second round, referee Mark Goddard promptly stepped in to stop the fight.UFC


O’Malley, a well-known name in the bantamweight class, made his career debut at age 28 by showcasing his prowess over five rounds. When the match began, Sterling, who was 34 at the time, had an incredible streak of 10 straight victories, but O’Malley’s outstanding performance quickly put an end to it.

The first round was not without its moments. In the final 30 seconds, Sterling tried a takedown and was successful in pinning O’Malley against the fence to end the round. With his fourth attempt at defending the bantamweight championship, Uniondale native Sterling hoped to extend his reign as champion.

Zhang Weili of China and Amanda Lemos of Brazil squared off in the co-main event for the strawweight championship. By winning by unanimous decision over five rounds with scores of 50-43, 50-44, and 49-45, Zhang (24-3) successfully defended her title.UFC Zhang demonstrated his dominance throughout the contest by holding Lemos (13-3-1) down on the ground for extended periods of time.

Regarding O’Malley’s journey, it involved a win over Petter Yan in October and a strong performance on the renowned “Dana’s White Contender Series,” which led to him signing a deal with the UFC.

O’Malley’s triumph at UFC 292 was a crucial turning point in his career, establishing him as one of the UFC’s most marketable and brightest stars. O’Malley’s octagon prowess, especially his renowned right-hand striking talent, demonstrated his self-assurance and capacity to deliver on a huge platform.UFC

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