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Sean O'Malley

Aljamain Sterling says he’s willing to bet his life savings that he would beat Sean O’Malley in a rematch: “People are going to say I’m still salty”

Harry Kettle - May 15, 2024

Former UFC champion Aljamain Sterling is pretty confident that he’d defeat Sean O’Malley if they ever fought in a rematch. At UFC 292, Sean O’Malley climbed to the top of the mountain. He knocked out Aljamain Sterling to claim the UFC bantamweight championship, cementing himself as one of the promotion’s next big superstars.

Tim Welch, Aljamain Sterling, Merab Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili

Coach Tim Welch responds to recent threats from Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili over UFC 292 corner controversy

Curtis Calhoun - May 14, 2024

UFC star Sean O’Malley’s head coach, Tim Welch, has spoken out after recent online threats from Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili. O’Malley earned the UFC bantamweight title by finishing Sterling at UFC 292 last year. He’s gone on to defend the belt against Marlon Vera, earning a unanimous decision win at UFC 299.

Sean O'Malley
Merab Dvalishvili

Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling reignite rivalry ahead of Merab Dvalishvili title fight: “Keep bragging about a handicapped fight”

Harry Kettle - May 9, 2024

Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling have reignited their war of words as the former prepares to battle Merab Dvalishvili. As we all know, Sean O’Malley is the king of the bantamweight division. He was able to earn that title by defeating Aljamain Sterling, in what served as one of the biggest moments in the history of the promotion.

Sean O'Malley and Tim Welch
Sean O'Malley

WATCH | Sean O'Malley's coach pretends to be Aljamain Sterling's coach just moments before KO

Cole Shelton - May 8, 2024

Tim Welch, the coach of Sean O’Malley, pretended to be Aljamain Sterling’s coach during their UFC 292 title fight. A video has gone viral showing Welch pretending to be Sterling’s coach and telling him he “has to go” just moments prior to O’Malley scoring the finish. After his comments, Sterling went forward and O’Malley caught him with the punch that dropped him, and he proceeded to finish him off with strikes.

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Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier explains why Aljamain Sterling should be in the next BMF title fight

Harry Kettle - April 23, 2024

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on why he thinks Aljamain Sterling should be in the next BMF title fight. At UFC 300, Aljamain Sterling got off to a winning start at featherweight. The man known as ‘Funk Master’ dominated Calvin Kattar, registering a one-sided victory over a veteran in the division. Now, many believe that Sterling could be just one or two wins away from a shot at the title.

Movsar Evloev responds to Aljamain Sterling
Movsar Evloev

Movsar Evloev responds to Aljamain Sterling following comments of a potential fight: “Brave for you to talk about me”

Harry Kettle - April 22, 2024

Movsar Evloev has given his thoughts on Aljamain Sterling requesting a featherweight showdown against him. At UFC 300, Aljamain Sterling made a winning start to life at featherweight. He defeated Calvin Kattar, and he did so convincingly. Now, the attention has turned to the future and what could be next for the former bantamweight king.

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UFC

Aljamain Sterling reveals he would've contemplated retirement had he lost at UFC 300

Cole Shelton - April 17, 2024

Aljamain Sterling says he likely would have retired had he lost to Calvin Kattar at UFC 300. Sterling entered the fight making his featherweight debut as he was coming off a knockout loss to Sean O’Malley to lose his bantamweight title. With Sterling moving up in weight, he says the pressure was on him as he was second-guessing his career.

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UFC

Aljamain Sterling reacts to being the only UFC 300 winner to not get an Octagon interview: ‘It definitely sucked!’

Curtis Calhoun - April 15, 2024

Former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has weighed in on the decision to make him the only UFC 300 winner to not have an interview with Joe Rogan. Sterling earned a unanimous decision win in his UFC featherweight debut against Calvin Kattar during the UFC 300 prelims. He utilized his wrestling and timely striking to stifle Kattar over all three rounds.

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Brian Ortega

Aljamain Sterling calls out Brian Ortega following dominant win over Calvin Kattar at UFC 300: “I’m undeniable”

Harry Kettle - April 15, 2024

UFC featherweight Aljamain Sterling has called out Brian Ortega following his victory over Calvin Kattar at UFC 300. On Saturday night, Aljamain Sterling made his debut at 145 pounds. It was an impressive one, too, as he dominated Calvin Kattar to really announce himself in the featherweight division.

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Calvin Kattar

UFC 300 Results: Aljamain Sterling defeats Calvin Kattar (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 13, 2024

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 300 results, including the featherweight bout between Aljamain Sterling and Calvin Kattar. Sterling (24-4 MMA) will be making his featherweight debut this evening. ‘Funkmaster’ was most previously seen in action last August at UFC 292, where he suffered a TKO loss to Sean O’Malley to surrender his bantamweight title.

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Sean O'Malley

Aljamain Sterling would love to rematch “skinny guy” Sean O’Malley after UFC 300: “I would love to get that one back”

Harry Kettle - April 12, 2024

UFC star Aljamain Sterling has admitted that he would love to secure a rematch against Sean O’Malley in the future. This weekend, Aljamain Sterling will make his featherweight debut. He’ll do so at UFC 300, as he prepares to lock horns with Calvin Kattar. The expectation, as you can imagine, is that we’ll see a whole new side of the former bantamweight champion.

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UFC

Photo | Aljamain Sterling is absolutely jacked ahead of featherweight debut at UFC 300

Harry Kettle - April 11, 2024

Former UFC champion Aljamain Sterling looks great heading into his featherweight debut at UFC 300. Following on from a successful tenure at bantamweight, Aljamain Sterling is ready to make the jump up to 145 pounds. There are plenty of exciting options for him up there, and at UFC 300, his first appearance will come against Calvin Kattar. As we know, Kattar is an experienced veteran in the featherweight division. As for Sterling, he’s a former champion at bantamweight – and you can bet he’ll be hungry for that second title.

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Bellator

Aljamain Sterling names the four Bellator fighters he would love to see in the UFC

Harry Kettle - April 5, 2024

Aljamain Sterling and Din Thomas have given their thoughts on some Bellator fighters they’d like to see compete in the UFC. For many years now, Bellator has been home to some incredible talent in mixed martial arts. Of course, the biggest promotion in town has always been the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Sean O'Malley

Aljamain Sterling reacts to Sean O’Malley’s “ridiculous” callout of Ilia Topuria at UFC 299

Susan Cox - March 12, 2024

Aljamain Sterling has shared his thoughts on Sean O’Malley’s ‘ridiculous’ callout of Ilia Topuria at UFC 299. Bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley (18-1 MMA), in his first title defense this past Saturday, March 9th at UFC 299, defeated Marlon Vera (21-9 MMA) by unanimous decision, avenging the lone loss of his career.

Marlon Vera and Aljamain Sterling
Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera claps back at Aljamain Sterling for claiming his UFC 299 camp wasn't good

Cole Shelton - March 6, 2024

Marlon Vera has clapped back over Aljamain Sterling after the former champ claimed ‘Chito’s’ UFC 299 camp wasn’t good. Vera is set to headline UFC 299 on Saturday as he rematches Sean O’Malley for the undisputed bantamweight title. It’s a highly-anticipated matchup but heading into the bout, Sterling took to his YouTube channel and revealed Vera didn’t have a good training camp which is why he’s picking O’Malley to win.

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Marlon Vera

Aljamain Sterling explains why he’s picking Sean O’Malley to defeat Marlon Vera at UFC 299: “He didn’t really have a great camp”

Susan Cox - March 4, 2024

Aljamain Sterling is explaining why he’s picking Sean O’Malley to defeat Marlon Vera at UFC 299. UFC 299 takes place this coming Saturday, March 9th at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida.

Aljamain Sterling, Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria

Aljamain Sterling previews future matchup against UFC champion Ilia Topuria: "That's not an easy fight"

Josh Evanoff - February 22, 2024

Aljamain Sterling is well aware that it’s going to take a lot to defeat UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria. ‘Funk Master’ has been out of action since a knockout loss to Sean O’Malley last August at UFC 292. The defeat ended Aljamain Sterling’s historic bantamweight title reign in spectacular fashion. After the defeat, he called for a rematch with ‘Sugar’, but Dana White and company instead booked the champion against Marlon Vera.

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UFC

Aljamain Sterling feels best performances will be at featherweight: "I'm full of energy and I'm ready to go"

Fernando Quiles - February 4, 2024

Aljamain Sterling feels the shackles are off now that he has moved on from the bantamweight division. Sterling had been an elite bantamweight, capturing UFC gold in the division and defeating the likes of Henry Cejudo. His run came to a halt last year when Sean O’Malley scored a TKO victory over him in the second round at UFC 292. Once it became clear that he wasn’t getting an immediate rematch, Sterling made the move to the featherweight division. He’ll be facing top contender Calvin Kattar at the historic UFC 300 event on April 13.