Adrian Yanez will knock out Sean O’Malley! In a recent interview with James Lynch, Yanez discussed a potential fight with the fellow bantamweight. During the interview, Adrian talked about how the two fighters match up and his path to victory in the fight with Sean. The 27-year old also spoke on why his prior experience outside UFC will work in his favour.
Sean O’Malley and Adrian Yanez both came into the UFC in the same manner. They both earned their UFC contracts by fighting in the ‘Dana White Contender Series’. Yanez is currently 4-0 in the UFC, while Sean O’Malley is 6-1. His only loss in the promotion came against Marlon Vera when O’Malley’s leg gave out. Before that loss, ‘Sugar’ Sean was on a rocketship to the top of the division.
The loss to Vera derailed Sugar’s momentum. However, he has regained his bearings after two back to back wins against Thomas Almeida and Kris Moutinho. Sean is currently looking for a fight, and Yanez has thrown his hat into the mix. Find out what he has to say about Sean and how the fight will play out.
Adrian Yanez predicts a potential fight with Sean O’Malley
Adrian Yanez is coming off a win against Davey Grant via a split decision. Following the fight, Daniel Cormier asked him about who he planned on fighting next. In reply, Yanez said he wanted an opponent inside ‘Top 15’. Yanez has won all of his fights in the UFC and is currently on an 8 fight win streak.
He spoke to James Lynch and called out Sean O’Malley. Speaking about the fight, Adrian Yanez said, “He (Sean O’Malley) is really rangey. I had to give him no range. That’s how I see the fight playing out. I see it like a ‘Hagler-Hearns’ duel.”
Yanez further added, “I know how tough he is and how tough of a match-up he is for a lot of people. But that’s how it is gonna play out. He’s gonna try to knock my head off, I’m gonna try to knock his head off. At the end of the day, I’m going to be able to close the distance and knock him out.”
Before joining the UFC, Yanez had 13 fights. He has found guys who are veterans. From ‘Bellator’ to ‘PFL’, Adrian has had fights against tough opponents. Commenting on it, he said, “I feel like it’s a big advantage for me. I have fought the tough guys.”
“The only tough guy he fought that was on his level was Chito (Marlon Vera). You saw what Chito did to him. You can see how he deals with adversity. He won’t stop fighting. But he shows it” said the bantamweight fighter.