Israel Adesanya gave his prediction for the Sterling and O’Malley fight

Reigning UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, shared his opinion on the lightweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.

“They can both punch and they can both fight,” Sportskeeda quoted the Nigerian as saying. “I like Sean’s style, the way he works, the way he fights, the way he moves – it’s a pleasure to watch. I’m an entertainer and I appreciate fine art. It’s the same with Aljamain – the way he catches people, sticks to them, boom, and you have a muscular ninja turtle sitting on your back.”

“Aljamain will try to grab and hold Shawn and beat him up in the parterre. Shawn will try to keep him at bay with good footwork, good stance selection and accurate striking. Shawn is also nimble and can slip out in the parterre. If the fight goes the full distance, I think O’Malley can do it. My official prediction is I’m betting on Sean. Sometimes you just feel like it’s time, it’s fate.”

The title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley will headline the main event of UFC 292, which takes place on August 19 in Boston. A few hours earlier, the event headliners successfully made weight, showing at 135 pounds even (61.2 kg) each.