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Cory Sandhagen Targets Sean O’Malley after A Win over Marlon Vera

UFC bantamweight Cory Sandhagen is eyeing a fight against the no.1 contender Sean O’Malley once he gets past Marlon Vera this February.

Sandhagen got back to winning ways after a tumultuous few months in the octagon. Sandhagen fought only once in 2022 but when he did, he made sure it wasn’t just an ordinary outing as he crushed the rising prospect from China, Yadong Song.

Now the Colorado native has bigger plans on his mind. The 30-year-old will be facing Marlon Vera in February which will determine the possible next no.1 contender in the division.

Sandhagen has come close to the gold quite a few times in the past but never was able to complete the task.

But now he believes that this is his time to prove his haters wrong and get what belongs to him. But first, he needs to get past Vera who himself is in red hot form and is a genuine title contender.

Sandhagen knows he will have to be at his absolute best if he wants to get past Vera. But once he does this, he has another opponent hanging over his mind.

“Last time I checked, O’Malley doesn’t have a contract yet,” Sandhagen said. “So, I think I go out and do really well against ‘Chito,’ I could see me and Sean fighting right afterwards, depending on what happens between Sterling and Cejudo. But that’s the fight that I’ll be asking for.” said Sandhagen while talking to MiddleEasy.

The Vera-Sandhagen fight has the potential to be the fight of the year. The winner of that fight could be in line to challenge for the title next year.


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