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Sean O’Malley Shocks the UFC with TKO Victory

Sean O’Malley shocks the UFC with a second-round TKO victory over Aljamain Sterling. Read about O’Malley’s journey to the bantamweight championship and his battle with a muscle strain.

In a stunning turn of events, Sean O’Malley emerged victorious over Aljamain Sterling in a second-round TKO finish. The outcome left both fans and sportsbooks astounded, as O’Malley was considered the underdog heading into the fight.

O’Malley, affectionately known as ‘Suga’ Sean, entered the octagon with odds of +200, having initially opened at +220. Despite the odds stacked against him, the public’s support was unwavering, with 89% of bets placed on O’Malley to secure his first championship belt in the UFC.

BetMGM, one of the leading sportsbooks, witnessed a surge in handle as 77% of the total bets were placed on O’Malley. His popularity among fans, coupled with his exceptional fighting skills, propelled him to stardom even before this remarkable victory.

With this win, O’Malley now reigns as the bantamweight champion in the UFC. His ascent through the ranks of the bantamweight division has been nothing short of extraordinary. However, it was not without its challenges.

Following the fight, O’Malley revealed that he had been grappling with a muscle strain near his ribs for the past six weeks. Despite this setback, he remained determined to compete and refused to withdraw from the main event in Boston. O’Malley’s resilience and unwavering spirit are a testament to his dedication to the sport.

Since making his debut in the UFC through Dana White’s Contender Series, O’Malley has amassed an impressive record of 9 wins and 1 loss. His journey to the top has been marked by perseverance and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Fight Summary

Fighter Result
Sean O’Malley TKO Win
Aljamain Sterling Loss

Key Points

  • Sean O’Malley secures a second-round TKO victory over Aljamain Sterling
  • O’Malley defies the odds as the underdog in the fight
  • The public overwhelmingly supports O’Malley’s quest for the championship belt
  • BetMGM witnesses a surge in handle with 77% of bets placed on O’Malley
  • O’Malley reveals he battled a muscle strain near his ribs for six weeks
  • O’Malley’s resilience and determination shine through as he refuses to withdraw from the main event
  • O’Malley now holds the bantamweight championship title in the UFC


  • Sean O’Malley
  • Aljamain Sterling


  • UFC
  • Bantamweight division
  • MMA