Sean O’Malley shocks the world by knocking out Aljamain Sterling to become the new bantamweight world champion. Read the full article for all the details.
Sean O’Malley shocked the world at UFC 292 by knocking out Aljamain Sterling in the second round to claim the bantamweight world championship. The fight took place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, and ended with a bang.
In the first round, both fighters were relatively calm, but Sterling made a critical mistake in the second round. He lunged forward with a left hand, giving O’Malley the perfect opportunity to counter. O’Malley expertly stepped back and delivered a powerful right punch that landed squarely on Sterling’s jaw, sending him to the canvas.
The referee quickly stepped in to stop the fight as O’Malley followed up with a series of hammerfists. With the victory, O’Malley was crowned the new bantamweight world champion, and he couldn’t contain his excitement. In the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, O’Malley expressed his confidence in his right hand, stating, "In my eyes, Aljamain Sterling is the best bantamweight of all time, so yeah, I was a little bit nervous, but I never lost confidence because I know what I possess in this f—ing right hand, baby!"
O’Malley’s win marks the beginning of what he calls the ‘Suga’ era. He boldly proclaimed that he will be running the bantamweight division until 2035, solidifying his status as a rising superstar in the sport.
Despite the loss, Sterling had nothing but praise for O’Malley. He acknowledged that O’Malley was better than he anticipated and recognized his opponent’s skills.
| Fighter | Result | Method | Round ||——————|———-|—————–|——-|| Sean O’Malley | Win | TKO (Punches) | 2 || Aljamain Sterling| Loss | TKO (Punches) | 2 |