Sean O’Malley is ready to get in the cage against the champion in front of a Boston, Mass. crowd.
Sean O’Malley is finally ready for his first career UFC title fight. He came to the UFC back in 2017 with an appearance on the Dana White Contender Series. He immediately stuck out to the crowd with his first-round KO knockout over Alfred Khashakyan. From there O’Malley has been rising up the rankings and with only one loss since his UFC debut he is now poised for his very first title shot.
Sean O’Malley says that his title fight will be happening in Boston in August
When the COVID-19 pandemic happened the UFC, much like many other sporting organizations, shut down travel. The UFC was lucky enough to have the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas to hold events. Before the pandemic, the UFC would travel all over the world and hold events for people in person. Now, three years later they have begun their return to the smaller markets that they used to frequent. Among them is Boston, Massachusetts. The last time the UFC traveled to Boston at the TD Garden Arena was back in October 2019. That event was headlined by a light heavyweight match between Dominic Reyes and Chris Weidman.
UFC has not announced the return to Boston as of yet but O’Malley is fairly certain that he and Sterling will be headlining that card in August. He spoke about this on his YouTube channel.
“We’re fighting Aljamain Sterling at UFC 290-something in Boston, Massachusetts, we’re coming for that f–king head, baby,” O’Malley was they asked the percentage of that happening. “98 baby, 98%… I’m not saying I call the shots. I’m just saying we’re fighting in August and if we don’t, we don’t, if we do,we do. And we are. So we do what do you know, in Boston, the Irish are coming out for the night.”
O’Malley likens himself as the “A-side” to this fight and now he plans on bringing out the Irish fans to support him against New Yorker Aljamain Sterling in his very first UFC title fight. Ultimately Sterling must also agree to this bout, and having just fought recently he may need significant time off. Right now it is all up in the air but O’Malley seems confident.