Sean O’Malley targets top bantamweight for next fight ahead of latter’s win at UFC Vegas 43
Adrian Yanez- Sean O'Malley
Looks like UFC Bantamweight Sean O’Malley has finally found a feasible match up to call out for, and it’s the winner at UFC Vegas 43, fellow Bantamweight Adrian Yanez. O’Malley last fought at UFC 264: McGregor vs Poirier, where he stopped the newly signed fighter Kris Moutinho in the third round. Yanez is just coming off his tough decision victory against Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 43.
Yanez is now 4-0 in his UFC debut, with 3 of those wins coming via spectacular knockouts. Yanez is now a young fighter making his destiny on his own for he came out of a tough time after losing his head coach Saul Soliz to Covid-19. O’Malley on the other hand is back to action at UFC 269 against Raulian Paiva who’s coming off a 3-fight win streak.
Sean O’Malley aims for next fight way before his fight at UFC 269, targets for Adrian Yanez in March 2021
O’Malley takes on Twitter to tweet the month he will be ready in next year, “March.” The UFC Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling then asks O’Malley in a tweet “Who u trynna fight, champ?” to which O’Malley replies “Yanez, champ.”
When asked about Sean O’Malley Yanez talked about him in post-fight media scrum of UFC Vegas 43, he said “Something just rubs me wrong…Sean O’Malley does have skills, but it’s just the opponents he’s been fighting, they could be a lot better… he’s over here calling out Petr Yan and all these guys. Fight a ranked opponent first.” Yanez clearly shows that he is not impressed with O’Malley’s resume as compared to the latter’s skillset which is worthy of more competition.
What do you think about this matchup between O’Malley and Yanez? Both of them are extremely specialised in striking, are in dire need of a top opponent and have now noticed each other. This fight will be one good chess match between who studies whose moves and sets up the perfect finishing counter first, or who builds the perfect set-up to knockout in the first place. If the UFC wants it, this fight is definitely happening by next year.