“I think it’s a good technical matchup for both guys,” the American told Submission Radio. “On paper, O’Malley is not verified. He had one check, against Marlon Vera, and he failed it. Obviously, he got a strange injury, because it doesn’t happen every day that you get your foot hanging from a kick. Sean has great footwork, distance control, and can move, while Ian is very tenacious, tough and calculating, but his calculation is a consequence of the fact that he cannot land a blow, and he has to spend time to calculate his opponent. ”
“If Peter harnesses for a long time and spends time calculating Sean, he will give him a chance in a three-round fight. O’Malley will shoot him, score points, and it won’t be the best night for Ian. Yang should approach and work on his body and legs, deprive him of mobility and break the game. Peter must demonstrate a high fighting IQ in this fight. If he tries to miscalculate Sean and go headhunting, he could lose all three rounds.”
Recall that the fight in the bantamweight division between Peter Yan and Sean O’Malley will take place on October 22 at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, and Aljamain Sterling will defend the title against TJ Dillashaw as part of the event.