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UFC 292, headlined by the bout between Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley airs live on Saturday, August 16, 2023 (8/16/23) at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. UFC 292 LIVE STREAM (8/19/23): Time, TV, channel, PPV price, fight card for Sterling vs. O’Malley
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Will Sterling go out on top as a bantamweight record breaker?
Watch rising hotshot Sean O'Malley take on his first ever title fight with a UFC 292 live stream, just as reigning champion Aljamain Sterling prepares to bid farewell to the division by breaking the record for the most title defenses in UFC bantamweight history. Will it go down as a classic changing of the guard moment, or will the 'Funk Master' drop a beatdown on his brash young adversary?
Here’s what you need to know:
What: UFC 292
Main Event: Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley
When: Saturday, August 16, 2023
Where: TD Garden
Main Card Time: 10 p.m. ET
Prelim time: 8 p.m. ET
Early prelim time: 6:30 p.m. ET
He may have already defended his bantamweight title three times, but Sterling's three-year-stranglehold on the division may end up boiling down to a bittersweet old adage: you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. His challengers for the belt haven't always been first-rate or even in tip-top condition, but you can only beat what's put in front of you, which is exactly what Sterling's done.
If four successful defences aren't enough, maybe he's better off out of this division after all.
O'Malley, the cocksure product of the Dana White Contender Series who's cut from the same cloth as Conor McGregor, proved his pedigree with a Fight of the Night victory over the former champion Petr Yan last October. He is, without a doubt, the best thing he's ever seen, but will his lightning fists be quick and powerful enough to take down a fighter as wily and experienced as Sterling?
The 34-year-old has essentially pledged to switch to featherweight after UFC 292, in order to take on a new challenge and allow Merab Dvalishvili to dominate the division. There's no way O'Malley won't take that as a slight, and if he manages to upset the reigning champ, we may well see Sterling stick around a little longer.
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Sean O’Malley (bantamweight championship)
Zhang Weili (c) vs. Amanda Lemos (women’s strawweight championship)
Ian Machado Garry vs. Neil Magny
Mario Bautista vs. Da’Mon Blackshear
Marlon Vera vs. Pedro Munhoz
Prelims (/ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Brad Tavares vs. Chris Weidman
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Denis Tiuliulin
Austin Hubbard vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Brad Katona vs. Cody Gibson
Early Prelims (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Andre Petroski vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Natalia Silva vs. Andrea Lee
Karine Silva vs. Maryna Moroz
Aljamain Sterling is known for his ground game. Sean O’Malley is known for his striking.
On Thursday, they traded verbal shots at a news conference ahead of their main event match for UFC 292, with Sterling’s bantamweight title on the line.
Singing the theme to ESPN’s top-10 highlights, O’Malley played to the crowd saying, “Sugar Sean O’Malley knocks out Aljamain Sterling.”
O’Malley, of Glendale, Arizona, received a more favorable reaction from the crowd in Boston, while Sterling, of Uniondale, New York, played the heavy.
Sterling, who is making his fourth title defense, referred to O’Malley as “high-fructose corn syrup,” and said he was going to “pour him into the Boston River.”
“You’re soft, soft, soft,” Sterling said. “Who have you fought?”
The 34-year-old Sterling (23-3) won the title in March 2021, with a disqualification victory against Petr Yan. HIs last title defense was in May, when he won a split decision against former flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo. Sterling also has a 10-fight wining streak dating to December 2017, when Marlon Morales knocked him out with a knee.
The 28-year-old O’Malley is 16-1. He was the winner of the first season of Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017. His last fight was a split decision victory against Yan in October 2022. His only loss came against Marlon Vera by TKO in August of 2020.
Saturday’s fight against Sterling will be O’Malley’s first five-round bout.
“I’m always going for the knockout,” O’Malley said. “I can win in multiple ways.”
In the co-main event, Zhang Weili of China defends her strawweight title against Brazil’s Amanda Lemos.
“Amanda is a very strong fighter, a very good fighter,” Zhang said through an interpreter. “But I will be like water. Bruce Lee said ‘Be like water.’”
Lemos, speaking through an interpreter, countered by saying, “I will drink that water.”
The 34-year-old Zhang is 23-3 and making the first defense of the title she regained in late 2022, with a submission victory against Carla Espaeza. She lost the title the first time against Rose Namajunas in April 2021. She had won it against Jessica Andrade in late summer 2019.
After losing a rematch with Namajunas in November 2021, she’s won her last two fights.
Lemos is 13-2-1. The 36-year-old has won consecutive fights after a loss to Andrade in April of 2022.
In her last fight, Lemos defeated Marina Rodriguez by TKO in November 2022.
This is the first time the UFC has hosted a promotion in Boston since a UFC Fight Night in October 2019. In the main event that night, Dominick Reyes knocked out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman.
Weidman is back. The 39-year-old is facing Brad Tavares in the final preliminary bout on Saturday. At 15-6, Weidman has split his last two bouts since the loss to Reyes. In his last fight in April 2021, Weidman sustained a broken leg in a loss to Uriah Grant. The injury required two surgeries.