Montana’s Sean O’Malley Title Defense Is Looming in 2024
Montana's own Sean "Sugar" O'Malley has become an international MMA star. He is currently the holder of the Bantamweight title of the UFC which he won in August of 2023, with a TKO of Aljamain Sterling in the second round of the fight.
Sean "Sugar" O'Malley Is A Celebrity
He has since gone on to be recognized as an international celebrity. Even having a kid dress up like him for Halloween that went viral. He was invited to kick off the Montana Grizzlies Football season this year by raising the "37 Flag" for the game.
There has been a lot speculation about where and when his next fight will take place, and who his next opponent will be. It looks like we now have an answer to those questions.
Montana's Sean O'Malley Will Fight At UFC 299
Sean "Sugar" O'Malley will be fighting as a main card at the UFC 299 event coming up on March 9th. The location hasn't been determined at this time. His opponent will be Marlon Vera from Ecuador. Sean will be defending his Bantamweight title. This won't be the first time these two have met.
UFC 299 Will Be the Second Fight Between These Two
Sean O'Malley and Marlon Vera met back in August of 2020 at UFC 252. Marlon Vera won that fight with a TKO in the first round. As a professional fighter, Sean O'Malley has won 17 fights, lost 1 and has had no draw decisions. Marlon Vera has a record of 21 wins, 8, losses and 1 draw.
Growing Up in Montana Helped Sean O'Malley Become the Fighter He Is Today
Sean O'Malley was born in Helena, Montana and has given credit to growing up in Montana with his fighting success. Set a reminder on your calendar for March 9th to cheer on one of Montana's best fighters.
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