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UFC 280: Sean O’Malley to face Petr Yan in Abu Dhabi

UFC bantamweight phenom Sean O’Malley will be put to the test with his next opponent at UFC 280 in October.

O’Malley (15-1-0), 27, currently ranked No. 13, will face former interim champion, No. 1 Petr Yan (16-3-0), 29, at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 22.

O’Malley is returning after a premature eye poke no-contest against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 earlier this month. He is unbeaten in four contests and a big win in Abu Dhabi could catapult him into the title shot conversation.

Meanwhile, Yan is also looking to atone for two defeats to current champion Aljamain Sterling. He has been active on the social media front and now he as a chance to take the hype away from the division’s phenom.

UFC 280 is scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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