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Sterling Calls Out O’Malley After Grappling Victory at Polaris 25



After winning a grappling match at Polaris 25, Aljamain Sterling calls out Sean O’Malley for a rematch


Aljamain Sterling, the former UFC bantamweight champion, won a decision over Mike Grundy in a grappling match at Polaris 25 on Saturday. The match was a close contest between the two wrestlers, who battled for position and control on the ground. Sterling displayed his toughness and skill with his takedowns and grappling transitions. He managed to edge out Grundy in the 10-minute match, which gave him a much-needed win after he lost his title to O’Malley at UFC 292.



Sterling was not satisfied with just the win, however. He quickly turned his attention to O’Malley, the current UFC bantamweight champion, and challenged him to a rematch in front of the crowd in Wales.


“I have something to say to Mr. Suga T***, because that’s what he is to me,” Sterling yelled. “Hey, give me another shot or fight Merab [Dvalishvili]. It’s that easy.

“Stop hiding from the top fighters and be a man and a real champion. Fight the best of the best. That’s what I did and now you have to do the same thing. Let’s go.”

Sterling has been vocal about wanting a rematch with O’Malley ever since he lost by TKO in the second round. O’Malley has defended his title three times in a row, breaking the record for the most bantamweight title defenses in UFC history.


If O’Malley does not agree to fight Sterling again, Sterling wants his friend and teammate Merab Dvalishvili to get the chance instead. Dvalishvili has a nine-fight winning streak in the division, including victories over former UFC champions Petr Yan and Jose Aldo.


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