Sean O’Malley is set to defend his bantamweight title against Marlon Vera in a highly anticipated rematch. Read more about O’Malley’s desire for redemption and his plans for his first title defense.
Sean O’Malley, the rising star in the world of mixed martial arts, is gearing up for his bantamweight title fight at UFC 292. With only one loss on his record, O’Malley is determined to avenge his defeat and solidify his position as one of the best in the division.
In a recent interview, O’Malley expressed his desire for his first title defense to be a rematch against Marlon Vera, the man who handed him his only loss. Despite the possibility of a matchup with the top-ranked bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili, O’Malley believes that a rematch with Vera would be the bigger fight.
Reflecting on a recent incident where Dvalishvili grabbed his jacket, O’Malley admitted that he didn’t recognize him at first. He found the situation amusing and emphasized that his focus is on the business side of the sport. O’Malley believes that a rematch with Vera would generate more revenue, making it the logical choice for his first title defense.
O’Malley’s desire for a rematch stems from his belief that his previous victory over Vera was not legitimate. He wants to prove himself by defeating Vera once again and leaving no doubt about his superiority in the division.
While O’Malley prepares for his title fight, Vera is also looking to secure a victory in his upcoming bout against Pedro Munhoz. If both fighters emerge victorious, Vera has made it clear that he is willing to jump the line and face O’Malley next. He sees it as a lucrative opportunity for both fighters and believes that their history and rivalry would make for an exciting matchup.
It remains to be seen whether O’Malley’s wish for a rematch will come true. The possibility of Dvalishvili receiving a title shot first due to his friendship with the current champion, Aljamain Sterling, adds another layer of uncertainty to the situation. However, O’Malley remains focused on his goal and is determined to prove himself as the best in the division.
Stay tuned for updates on Sean O’Malley’s journey to the bantamweight title and the potential rematch with Marlon Vera.
- Sean O’Malley eyes a rematch with Marlon Vera for his first title defense
- O’Malley believes a rematch with Vera would be a bigger fight than a matchup with Merab Dvalishvili
- O’Malley wants to prove himself by defeating Vera and solidifying his position in the division
- Vera is willing to jump the line and face O’Malley if both fighters win their upcoming bouts