Sean O’Malley’s next opponent has been revealed! Find out who he will be facing in the bantamweight division. Will it be Henry Cejudo or Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera? Read more to find out!
Sean O’Malley made waves in the bantamweight division with his victory over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292. Since then, numerous top bantamweights have been vying for a shot at him. One of the most prominent contenders is none other than Henry Cejudo, who has persistently called out O’Malley in the past. However, O’Malley has chosen his next opponent and expressed his desire to fight Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
Cejudo, on the other hand, recently took to Twitter to call out O’Malley after his win. In response to a tweet by ‘Suga’ that mocked Cejudo’s height, he replied, "Not as short as your title run is gonna be you walking tampon. See you in December. #TheElfStrikesBack." The interaction between the two can be seen here.
Despite Cejudo’s persistent callouts, it appears that ‘Chito,’ who already holds a victory over O’Malley, will be the next challenger. Vera took to Twitter to criticize Cejudo, stating, "Henry b*h a desperate." Cejudo has been relentless in his pursuit of a fight with O’Malley, using social media to urge the UFC to make the matchup happen.
O’Malley, a rising star and fan-favorite, may have the opportunity to choose his next opponent. He has made it clear that he prefers to face Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera . Cejudo, who watched UFC 292, has expressed his willingness to fight O’Malley in December, which aligns with ‘Sugar’s’ desired timeline. Shortly after the O’Malley-Sterling bout, Cejudo tweeted, "Congratulations pusy @SugaSeanMMA how can you say you are the best in the world, When you are not even the best in our city. @danawhite can’t give him Chito because he suks and if you give him Merat he’s only going to wrestle. Let’s run it in PHX."
Considering Cejudo’s age and impressive track record, he certainly deserves the opportunity. In his comeback fight, he narrowly lost to Sterling and has achieved nearly every accolade combat sports can offer. However, only time will tell whether O’Malley’s next opponent will be Henry Cejudo or Marlon Vera.