Former UFC flyweight titleholder Aljamain Sterling picked up a victory at the Polaris 25 grappling tournament, turning on current division champion Sean O’Malley after a ten-minute bout with Brit Mike Grundy.
“I have a message for Mr. Sugar Tits, because I still think he is – hey, give me a rematch, or fight Merab, simple as that!” said Sterling, who won by unanimous decision. “Stop avoiding top contenders and man up, be a real champion. Fight the best of the best. That’s what I did, and now you need to turn around and do the same. Let’s go!”
On August 19 at UFC 292 in Boston, Sean O’Malley finished Aljamain Sterling by technical knockout in the second round, after the fight saying after the fight that he wanted to make the first defense of his championship belt against the division’s number six Marlon Vera, who handed him the only defeat of his career three years ago.
Aljamain Sterling currently tops the UFC’s lightweight rankings, while his friend and sparring partner Merab Dvalishvili is ranked number two in the division and is also bidding to fight the champion.