Regardless of the outcome, the title fight with Sean O’Malley will be the last appearance of the reigning UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, in the division.
“This is probably my last fight in the bantamweight division,” said the American fighter. “More than likely. Even if my hand is raised, and certainly not because Sean O’Malley kicked me out of the division. It’s getting harder and harder to drive weight every time, so this is most likely my last performance in the bantamweight category. ”
A bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley will be the main event of UFC 292 on August 19 in Boston.
For Sterling, the duel with a compatriot will be the fourth defense of the championship belt, which passed to him in March 2021 from Petr Yan, who was defeated due to disqualification.