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Aljamain Sterling confirms plans to return to bantamweight for Sean O'Malley rematch: "Rematch 2024"

Josh Evanoff - August 22, 2023

Former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will be back for Sean O’Malley. ‘The Funk Master’ returned to the cage opposite ‘Sugar’ over the weekend in the main event of UFC 292. Heading into the contest, Aljamain Sterling was riding a wave of momentum. Last defeating Henry Cejudo in May, he set the record for most title defenses in bantamweight history. Meanwhile, Sean O’Malley entered the bout off a controversial decision win over Petr Yan last October.

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What's next for the stars of UFC 292?

Cole Shelton - August 21, 2023

The UFC made its return to Boston on Saturday for a solid UFC 292 card that saw two titles on the line, and one change hands. In the main event, Aljamain Sterling was looking to defend his bantamweight title against Sean O’Malley. The co-main event saw strawweight champion Zhang Weili defending her title against Amanda Lemos.

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Israel Adesanya weighs in on referee Marc Goddard's stoppage in Sean O’Malley vs. Aljamain Sterling title fight: “Could have gone longer”

Cole Shelton - August 21, 2023

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya thinks Marc Goddard could have let Sean O’Malley vs. Aljamain Sterling go a bit longer. In the second round of the bantamweight title fight at UFC 292, O’Malley dropped Sterling with a counter right hand and landed some heavy ground-and-pound shots. Although O’Malley did land some clean shots, Sterling was looking like he was trying to scramble but Goddard stepped in and stopped the fight.

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Aljamain Sterling admits “trying to be a little bit more exciting” cost him against Sean O’Malley at UFC 292: “I paid for it”

Harry Kettle - August 21, 2023

Aljamain Sterling has admitted that trying to make his UFC 292 fight more exciting is what cost him against Sean O’Malley. In the main event of UFC 292, Aljamain Sterling fell short. He was finished by Sean O’Malley in the second round, losing his UFC bantamweight championship in the process. On the flip side, ‘Suga’ now holds gold at the elite level for the first time in his career.

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Teddy Atlas explains what went wrong for Aljamain Sterling in UFC 292 title loss against Sean O'Malley

Fernando Quiles - August 20, 2023

Legendary boxing trainer Teddy Atlas thinks he knows what went wrong for Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292. Sterling put the UFC Bantamweight Championship at stake inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on August 19. Standing across the Octagon from him was Sean O’Malley. After a very patient opening round, O’Malley found his counter punch within the first minute of the second stanza. O’Malley cracked Sterling with a right hand and sent him to the canvas. O’Malley picked his shots on the ground carefully and the fight was stopped.

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Sean O’Malley shoots down the idea of an immediate rematch with Aljamain Sterling, expresses interest in future fight with Gervonta Davis

Fernando Quiles - August 20, 2023

Sean O’Malley doesn’t see himself fighting Aljamain Sterling again in his first title defense. O’Malley challenged Sterling for the UFC Bantamweight Championship in the main event of UFC 292. O’Malley was patient before cracking Sterling with a counter right hand that dropped him in the second stanza. After some ground-and-pound, referee Marc Goddard had seen enough.

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Aljamain Sterling calls for immediate rematch with Sean O’Malley: “I would like to think that I’ve earned my right to get an immediate rematch”

Fernando Quiles - August 20, 2023

Aljamain Sterling would like a rematch after losing the UFC bantamweight title to Sean O’Malley. Sterling vs. O’Malley headlined the UFC 292 pay-per-view event. The “Funk Master” was looking for his fourth successful title defense at bantamweight. He planned to call out UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski if he were to defeat O’Malley. Things just didn’t pan out for the “Funk Master.”

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Aljamain Sterling issues statement following title loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 292

Chris Taylor - August 19, 2023

Aljamain Sterling has issued a statement following his title loss to Sean O’Malley at tonight’s UFC 292 event in Boston. Sterling (23-4 MMA) was looking to earn his fourth consecutive title defense when he squared off with Sean O’Malley this evening. ‘Funkmaster’ entered the contest coming off a split decision win over Henry Cejudo in his most previous effort at UFC 288. Prior to that he had defeated T.J. Dillashaw via TKO and won a split decision over Petr Yan in his first title defense.

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UFC 292 Results: Sean O'Malley stops Aljamain Sterling (Video)

Chris Taylor - August 19, 2023

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 292 results, including the main event title fight between Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling. O’Malley (16-1 MMA) will be fighting for UFC gold for the first time this evening in Boston. ‘Suga’ is coming off a split decision win over former bantamweight champion Petr Yan in his most recent Octagon appearance, which occurred at UFC 280 in October of last year. Prior to that, the 28-year-old went toe-to-toe with Pedro Munhoz in a bout that was ultimately ruled a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke.

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UFC 292: 'Sterling vs. O'Malley' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - August 19, 2023

The Octagon returns to Boston for tonight’s UFC 292 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley. O’Malley (16-1 MMA) will be fighting for UFC gold for the first time this evening in Boston. ‘Suga’ is coming off a split decision win over former bantamweight champion Petr Yan in his most recent Octagon appearance, which occurred at UFC 280 in October of last year. Prior to that, the 28-year-old went toe-to-toe with Pedro Munhoz in a bout that was ultimately ruled a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke.

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WATCH | Aljamain Sterling and Sean O'Malley have intense final faceoff ahead of UFC 292

Cole Shelton - August 18, 2023

Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley had an intense final faceoff ahead of their UFC 292 bantamweight title fight. Sterling is looking to defend his bantamweight title against O’Malley in a highly-anticipated matchup. It’s a massive fight and one of the biggest fights in the division. Heading into the fight, Sterling is a sizeable betting favorite and he has vowed he will finish O’Malley and prove that ‘Suga’ was overhyped.

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Daniel Cormier explains how Sean O’Malley is the “one thing missing” from Aljamain Sterling’s bantamweight title reign

Susan Cox - August 18, 2023

Daniel Cormier is explaining how Sean O’Malley is the ‘one thing missing’ from Aljamain Sterling’s bantamweight title reign. It will indeed be Aljamain Sterling (23-3 MMA) vs. Sean O’Malley (16-1 MMA) in a bantamweight title fight tomorrow night, Saturday, August 19th, at UFC 292, which takes place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

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UFC’s Aljamain Sterling takes aim at ONE flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and instantly regrets it

BJPENN.COM Staff - August 17, 2023

Demetrious Johnson responded to the somewhat ludicrous comment made by UFC bantamweight king Aljamain Sterling that Father Time has caught up to the ONE Flyweight MMA World Champion. Appearing on The MMA Hour this past Wednesday, Johnson expressed his desire to “spar” with Sterling and provided some critical insights into the UFC Bantamweight World Champion.

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Demetrious Johnson shares the one glaring weakness of UFC champion Aljamain Sterling: “I would eat his ass up for breakfast”

Harry Kettle - August 17, 2023

Demetrious Johnson has given his thoughts on the weakness he sees in UFC champion Aljamain Sterling’s game. This Saturday night, Aljamain Sterling will attempt to cement his status as the best UFC bantamweight of all time. He’ll be doing so by putting his championship on the line against rising contender Sean O’Malley.

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Sean O'Malley plans to make Aljamain Sterling look "stupid" with KO win at UFC 292

Cole Shelton - August 16, 2023

Sean O’Malley is excited to make Aljamain Sterling eat his words. O’Malley is set to fight for the bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 292 in Boston against the reigning champion in Sterling. Heading into the fight, O’Malley is a sizeable underdog and, in the lead-up, Sterling has vowed to finish ‘Suga’ and make this his last bantamweight title fight.

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Aljamain Sterling takes aim at Sean O'Malley's resume, plans to "smash the teacher's pet hype machine"

Cole Shelton - August 16, 2023

Aljamain Sterling thinks Sean O’Malley has an overrated resume and he plans to expose that. Sterling is set to defend his bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 292 against O’Malley in a highly-anticipated matchup. To earn the title shot, O’Malley edged out a split decision win over Petr Yam and before that, he had a No Contest against Pedro Munhoz, which are the only two ranked opponents O’Malley has ever fought.

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UFC 292 | Pro fighters make their picks for Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley title fight

Cole Shelton - August 16, 2023

In the main event of UFC 292, the bantamweight title is up for grabs as Aljamain Sterling looks to defend his title against Sean O’Malley. Heading into the scrap, Sterling is a sizeable -265 favorite while ‘Suga’ is a +200 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The pros are nearly unanimous in thinking Sterling defends his belt, with some thinking it comes with ease due to his grappling.

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Alexander Volkanovski reveals prediction for Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley at UFC 292

Fernando Quiles - August 16, 2023

UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski has high praise for both Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley, and he’s made his pick for the UFC 292 headliner. Sterling will be putting the UFC Bantamweight Championship at stake against O’Malley on August 19. For the “Funk Master,” he’s hoping to extend his record for the most successful consecutive UFC bantamweight title defenses. He also told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” that he plans to move up to featherweight following UFC 292.