© Photo : UFC RussiaSean O’Malley
MOSCOW, 22 Jul – The Russian fighter Petr Yan has no weaknesses, said American Sean O’Malley on the eve of their fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The fight between Yan and O’Malley will take place as part of the UFC 280 tournament in Abu Dhabi on October 22.
“I would say Ian is a black belt in fighting. He is at the highest level. I am energized by the fact that I will go out and fight a guy who, in my opinion, is in the top 5 fighters outside the weight class. I would didn’t say that he has weaknesses, that’s why I’m so charged for this fight,” O’Malley said at a press conference, the video of which was published on the promotion’s YouTube channel.
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.