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Sean O'Malley comments on Merab Dvalishvili's UFC 298 win over Henry Cejudo: "Decent little fight from a couple little dudes"

Fernando Quiles - February 18, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley has shared his take on the recent pivotal bantamweight matchup between Merab Dvalishvili and Henry Cejudo. O’Malley was sitting in the crowd and he witnessed Merab score a unanimous decision victory over Cejudo inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California during UFC 298. O’Malley will be putting his gold on the line against Marlon “Chito” Vera at UFC 299, and the winner might be in for a clash against Dvalishvili.

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Sean O’Malley doesn't approve of Sean Strickland's "spar" with Sneako: "I thought it was f*cked up"

Fernando Quiles - February 15, 2024

Sean O’Malley doesn’t approve of Sean Strickland’s actions during a spar with social media influencer Sneako. Strickland has been known to be unhinged at times. During a recent “spar” with Sneako, Strickland was clearly trying to hurt the social media figure inside the cage before finally walking away from the untrained Sneako. It’s not something you typically see from a former UFC champion, but Strickland certainly isn’t like most.

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Sean O’Malley says Ilia Topuria "better hope he f*cking" defeats Alex Volkanovski at UFC 298: "He's talking a lot of sh*t"

Fernando Quiles - February 14, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley thinks Ilia Topuria might be biting off more than he can chew, but he still wants that fight. Topuria will be challenging Alex Volkanovski for the UFC Featherweight Championship. The title fight will be headlining UFC 298, which will emanate from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The action will take place this Saturday night.

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Sean O’Malley vs. Ilia Topuria would be a "sweet fight," says coach Tim Welch: "Who wouldn't want to see that fight?"

Fernando Quiles - February 11, 2024

The coach of Sean O’Malley, Tim Welch, sees big potential in a clash between his fighter and Ilia Topuria. O’Malley is the reigning UFC bantamweight champion. Topuria will be fighting for UFC Featherweight Championship on February 17. He’ll attempt to take the 145-pound gold from Alex Volkanovski in the main event of UFC 298 inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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Ryan Garcia fires shot at Sean O'Malley over potential crossover fight: "Couldn't hold my gym bag"

Josh Evanoff - February 6, 2024

It appears that Ryan Garcia doesn’t seem to take UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley very seriously. ‘Sugar’ is currently slated to return to the octagon in March, at UFC 299. There, he will face Marlon Vera in his first title defense. Sean O’Malley famously captured the gold with a second-round knockout win over Aljamain Sterling last August. Now, he will look to avenge his one career loss to ‘Chito’ next month.

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Sean O'Malley plans to attend UFC 298 to set up champ-champ fight at The Sphere in September

Cole Shelton - February 6, 2024

Sean O’Malley has his eyes set on becoming a champ-champ. O’Malley is set to defend his bantamweight title for the first time in the main event of UFC 299 against Marlon Vera. Heading into the fight, ‘Suga’ has been oozing with confidence and believes he will KO Vera to defend his belt with ease.

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Sean O'Malley offers Cory Sandhagen advice on UFC fame: "Face tat might help"

Josh Evanoff - February 1, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley has some advice for Cory Sandhagen. Earlier this week, ‘The Sandman’ appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. In the interview, Cory Sandhagen maligned some of the treatment that his peers receive. The bantamweight contender stated that the likes of Umar Nurmagomedov have “famous guy leverage”. In the interview, he also took somewhat of a shot at Sean O’Malley.

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Sean O’Malley says he “doesn’t care to think” about UFC 300

Zain Bando - January 26, 2024

Sean O’Malley is a little over a month away from his first bantamweight title defense against Marlon Vera at UFC 299, which headlines the event from Miami, Fla., March 9 on ESPN+ pay-per-view. O’Malley, who won the title against Aljamain Sterling in August at UFC 292 in Boston, MA, at TD Garden, became one of just two DWCS alumni to win a championship since the show was established in 2017.

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Watch Sean O’Malley’s live reaction to Dricus Du Plessis defeating Sean Strickland at UFC 297 (Video)

Susan Cox - January 22, 2024

Sean O’Malley reacted live on his YouTube channel to Dricus Du Plessis defeating Sean Strickland at UFC 297. UFC 297 took place this past Saturday, January 20th at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Sean Strickland blames ‘cuck’ Sean O’Malley for initiating bad blood with Dricus Du Plessis

Susan Cox - January 19, 2024

Sean Strickland is blaming ‘cuck’ Sean O’Malley for initiating the bad blood between himself and Dricus Du Plessis. UFC 297 takes place tomorrow, Saturday, January 20th at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Sean O'Malley was surprised that Cody Garbrandt called for Deiveson Figueiredo fight

Harry Kettle - January 17, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley has expressed his surprise at Cody Garbrandt calling for a fight with Deiveson Figueiredo. For the longest time now, Cody Garbrandt has been facing an uphill battle. While he’s a former champion at 135 pounds, he’s had to deal with a lot of setbacks in the form of big defeats in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However, after a return to knockout form last year, ‘No Love’ made it crystal clear that he believes he has another title run in him in the near future.

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Sean O’Malley responds to fans questioning his “star power” because of UFC 299 card: “It’s so funny”

Harry Kettle - January 16, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley has responded to fans questioning his star power due to the strength of the UFC 299 card. At UFC 299, Sean O’Malley will defend his title against Marlon Vera in a massive grudge match. In addition to that contest, the Miami event is absolutely stacked with talent from head to toe. When you take a look at it as a whole, there’s a real argument to be made that this is one of the most impressive shows the promotion has ever produced.

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UFC 299: ‘O’Malley vs. Vera 2’ Fight Card

Harry Kettle - January 12, 2024

The fight card has been all but confirmed for UFC 299 – one of the most stacked events in the history of mixed martial arts. Over the course of the next few months, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is gearing up for one hell of a run. UFC 297 through UFC 300 all look set to be blockbuster shows, but right now, the one on paper that’s really standing out is UFC 299.

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Sean O'Malley admits he doesn't think Conor McGregor will reach his peak again: "You just aren’t going to be the same guy"

Fernando Quiles - January 7, 2024

Sean O’Malley believes Conor McGregor has some fight left in him, but he doesn’t think peak “Notorious” will make a comeback. McGregor recently announced that he will be making his return for a UFC fight on June 29. He claimed he’ll be fighting Michael Chandler inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The big bombshell was that McGregor claimed the fight will be contested at 185 pounds. Some have questioned the Irishman’s motivation over having this fight take place at middleweight.

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Sean O’Malley challenges Ilia Topuria to bet on their upcoming PPV numbers: “100k cash whoever’s PPV is bigger”

Susan Cox - January 5, 2024

Sean O’Malley is challenging Ilia Topuria to bet on their upcoming PPV numbers. The current UFC bantamweight champion, O’Malley (17-1 MMA) is preparing to defend his title in a rematch against Marlon Vera (23-8 MMA) at UFC 299 which takes place on Saturday, March 9th at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida.

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Sean O'Malley details plan to finish this year as biggest star in sports: "I will be as big as Conor"

Josh Evanoff - January 4, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley believes that he will end this year as the biggest name in sports. ‘Sugar’ hasn’t been seen in the cage since his first career title shot in August, at UFC 292. Facing longtime bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, he scored a second-round knockout victory. After years of hype, it seems that Sean O’Malley has finally arrived.

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Sean O’Malley questions if Conor McGregor’s return delay could be due to the UFC “losing money” when he fights

Susan Cox - December 27, 2023

Sean O’Malley is questioning if Conor McGregor’s return delay could be due to the UFC ‘losing money’ when he fights. McGregor (22-6 MMA) last entered the Octagon in July of 2021 at UFC 264, where he lost to Dustin Poirier (29-8 MMA) via TKO.

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Cody Garbrandt eyes future “money fight” with UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley: “I would just love to go and smack him around”

Harry Kettle - December 27, 2023

UFC sensation Cody Garbrandt believes a showdown with rival Sean O’Malley is in his future. Across his last two bouts, Cody Garbrandt has been able to get back on the winning track. He’s defeated Trevin Jones and Brian Kelleher, with the latter coming via emphatic knockout at UFC 296. Now, the 32-year-old wants to reignite his push for another UFC bantamweight championship run.