Aljamain Sterling will defend his UFC Bantamweight Title against Sean O’Malley in tonight’s UFC 292 main event.
O’Malley’s rise has been a curious one: the forward specialist has attracted a large following over the past six years but has found himself in this title fight without having to face the stiffest of competition. The American may have won a controversial decision against former champion Petr Yan in October, but his more challenging clashes before that were not as inspiring as he had hoped; “Sugar Sean” suffered a TKO against Marlon Vera before fighting Pedro Munhoz to a no contest.
Meanwhile, Sterling has proven to be a divisive champion since taking the belt from Yan via DQ. He’s won close decisions against the Russian and Henry Cejudo, and last year stopped another former champion, the injured TJ Dillashaw. In any case, the Jamaican-American is the favorite in Boston this weekend, with his grappling skills expected to outperform O’Malley’s punching power.
In the co-main event, two-time world strawweight champion Zhang Weili defended her title against Amanda Lemos. Here you will find everything you need to know.
When is it?
UFC 292 takes place tonight, Saturday, August 19 at TD Garden in Boston.
Early prelims begin at 11:30pm BST (3:30pm PT, 5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET), with regular prelims beginning Sunday at 1am (5pm PT, 7pm). CT, 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday). The main card is then scheduled for Sunday 3am BST (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
how can i watch it
The card will be broadcast live on TNT Sports in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the action live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
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Sterling—2/5; O’Malley – 2/1
Zhang-2/7; Lemos – 13/5
Full map (subject to change)
Aljamain Sterling (C) vs. Sean O’Malley (Bantamweight Title)
Zhang Weili (center) vs. Amanda Lemos (women’s strawweight title)
Neil Magny vs. Ian Machado Garry (Welterweight)
Mario Bautista defeated. Da’mon Blackshear by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Marlon defeated Vera. Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Tavares defeated. Chris Weidman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gregory Rodrigues defeated. Denis Tiuliulin on first round knockout (elbow, 1:43)
Kurt defeated Holobaugh. Austin Hubbard on second round submission (triangle choke, 2:39)
Brad Katona defeated. Cody Gibson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Early preliminary rounds
Andre Petroski defeated. Gerald Meerschaert by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Defeated Natalia Silva. Andrea Lee by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Karine Silva defeated. Maryna Moroz by submission in the first round (guillotine choke, 4:59)