© David YeazellRussian fighter Petr Yan.
MOSCOW, 20 Jul – Russian Petr Yan on October 22 will fight against Sean O’Malley in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the American fighter said in an interview with ESPN.
The fight will take place as part of the UFC 280 tournament in Abu Dhabi.
“I’m fighting Petr Yan in Abu Dhabi on October 22. I’m incredibly excited about this fight. I don’t believe it’s really going to happen,” O’Malley said.
Yan is 29 years old, he has 16 wins and three losses in mixed martial arts. Twice he lost to the American Aljamain Sterling. The first time he lost the bantamweight title to him due to an illegal blow, and the second defeat, Yang suffered a decision.
O’Malley, 27, has 15 wins and one loss to his credit.