The opinions of Sean O’Malley have been expressed regarding the possibility of a rematch between Dricus du Plessis and Sean Strickland.
The previous month, Strickland fought du Plessis for the middleweight title of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but he ultimately lost the fight. The fight was a back-and-forth slugfest. The South African challenger was able to emerge victorious in the main event, which consisted of five rounds and was quite competitive. The victory was achieved through a split decision.
Following the fight, there has been a great deal of conjecture on the next steps that du Plessis will take. On the other hand, a hypothetical rematch against Strickland is also on the table, despite the fact that many people have asked the UFC to sign Israel Adesanya as the next fighter for ‘Stillknocks’.
Over the course of a recent conversation with Helen Yee, O’Malley expressed his thoughts on the matter as follows:
The rematch with Strickland is something that I believe he is capable of doing. It is my belief that Jared Cannonier is likewise in the same position, eager for a shot at the title. And then there is Izzy going up against DDP, there is Strickland, and there is the possibility of Cannonier; once more, there are a lot of alternatives in that division, and I would be fine with anything you choose.
Sean O’Malley predicts a knockout against Marlon Vera
Ahead of his rematch against Marlon Vera, Sean O’Malley is feeling extremely confident in his abilities. In their previous encounter, which took place at UFC 252, the latter won the fight by way of a technical knockout in the first round, despite the fact that a rare injury had a significant influence in the outcome.
O’Malley had a conversation with The Schmo, a content creator for mixed martial arts, and projected that he will have a dominant defense of his bantamweight title. The bout is scheduled to take place less than two months from now. The bantamweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made a vow that he would take the fight to a new level and leave the audience in awe of his skill set.
O’Malley did, however, praise Vera’s resilience, despite the fact that he predicted Vera would win the fight at UFC 299 via knockout. It was him who said:
We are going to witness something that we have witnessed in the past [from me], which is a knockout. On the other hand, I have a feeling that the level of performance that I am about to carry out is going to be something that has never been seen before. The explanation for this is that Chito is extremely resilient and long-lasting. Because of this, I’m going to have to hit him with [a great number of blows]. I have no doubt that it is going to be a stunning and outstanding performance.