Israel Adesanya knows who his pick is to win the UFC 292 main event.
The headliner will be a UFC Bantamweight Championship fight. Aljamain Sterling puts his gold on the line against “Sugar” Sean O’Malley on August 19. Both men made the championship weight on Friday morning, making their bout official. As of this writing, Sterling is the -250 betting favorite, while O’Malley is the +200 underdog, per Bovada.
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Israel Adesanya On Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley
UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya recently gave his breakdown on the key matchups for this weekend’s card. He explained the two scenarios he can see playing out on fight night during a video on his YouTube channel.
“F*cking Aljamain grab a hold of him and beat him up,” Adesanya said. “Sean keeping him away with good footwork, good positioning, and pinpoint striking. Also, Sean’s slick as well on the ground. So, scramble for your life. Do not let him get settled ’cause the more he settles the more stronger he gets.”
In the end, “The Last Stylebender” thinks he has a pretty good idea of who will walk out of the TD Garden with bantamweight gold.
“I’m gonna go Sean, official pick,” Adesanya said. “I’m gonna go Sean with this one. Sometimes I just feel like it’s time. Like it’s destiny. I’m with Sean on this one and I think Aljamain can get it done, don’t get me wrong, but just for the storyline, yeah, I just think Sean can get it done.”
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