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Aljamain Sterling is heavily favored in the betting odds for his upcoming UFC title fight against Sean O’Malley later this year.

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Aljamain Sterling shared his opinion on Sean O’Malley after UFC 288, stating that he believes O’Malley is weak. Sterling expressed confidence in his ability to take down O’Malley, citing his success in taking down Henry Cejudo, who is short and stocky with strong takedown defense and an Olympic gold medal.O’Malley, who hails from Montana, hasn’t been able to compete since UFC 280 in October. He emerged victorious in a close decision against Yan in Abu Dhabi, UAE.In a fight against former champion Henry Cejudo, Sterling secured a narrow split decision win (48-47, 48-47, 47-48) after a closely contested back-and-forth battle with the Olympic gold medalist.Aljamain Sterling confidently stated that if he were to enter the ring with his opponent, he believes he could defeat him quickly. He compared his strategy to his previous fight with Cory Sandhagen, where he applied pressure and cut off the cage. Eventually, he expects his opponent to make a mistake, which he will use to his advantage and take him down. Sterling believes he will be able to defeat his opponent easily and quickly.Sterling, who was the main event at UFC 288 last weekend, made history by being the first bantamweight champion to defend his title three times in a row.After Cejudo’s failed attempt to defeat Sterling, O’Malley was designated as the next contender for the title. He faced the current bantamweight champion in the Octagon after UFC 288 last weekend.At first, Dana White, the president of UFC, verified that there was a possibility of a title fight for Sterling’s next match at UFC 292 in Boston, Massachusetts on August 19. However, Sterling, who is from Uniondale, has once again expressed his reluctance to fight on the East Coast.Following the Newark, New Jersey pay-per-view event, betting odds have been released, and Sterling is the clear favorite (-240) to win against O’Malley (+205), who is currently ranked #2. This match is expected to lead to a title showdown later this year.Aljamain Sterling, the current UFC bantamweight champion, is heavily favored to defeat Sean O’Malley in their upcoming fight this summer. Sterling will be defending his championship title for the fourth time.Numerous markets and bookmakers are providing betting opportunities for various sports events and fights throughout the year. They are offering prop bets and odds for the outright winner in advance of Sterling’s anticipated title fight against O’Malley in the near future.Before his victory, Sterling had won a decision against Petr Yan, a former champion whom he had faced twice before, and had also defeated T.J. Dillashaw, a former two-time champion, by knocking him out during a title defense in October.The New Yorker has given a detailed forecast for his upcoming fight against O’Malley later this year.It’s worth noting that Sterling was considered the underdog in betting odds for both his championship unification rematch against Yan, a Russian striker, and his recent fight against Cejudo, during his tenure as the undisputed bantamweight champion.

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