During the second round, O’Malley capitalized on Sterling’s aggressive approach, landing a right-handed punch that sent “Funkmaster” to the mat. A series of rapid follow-up strikes concluded the match just 51 seconds into the round.
O’Malley’s fellow fighters were astounded by his performance at the TD Garden in Boston on Saturday. Here are the reactions from various fighters regarding the UFC 292 main event featuring Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.
KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) congratulated @SugaSeanMMA @KarynBryant @AlanJouban #ufc292 on Twitter.
Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) shared his perspective, suggesting that the outcome might not have changed significantly, but that the champion should have been given more time to fight his way out. #ufc292
Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) summarized the event with “The Sugar show goes on.” #ufc293
Damien Brown (@beatdown155) acknowledged the unexpected ease with which O’Malley secured victory, recognizing Aljo’s skills but noting his struggle to find the right timing during the fight.
Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) and Funky (@Benaskren) both shared concise but expressive “Wow” reactions.
PEARL GONZALEZ (@PearlGonzalez) celebrated with “Hell yassssss!!! #SugaShow.”
Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) described O’Malley’s punch as a dynamite in his hand and extended congratulations with “#andnew #ufc292.”
Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) welcomed everyone to the “suga show” with the hashtag #ufc292.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Knockout
What happened at UFC 292 involving Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling?
Sean O’Malley fulfilled his promise by knocking out Aljamain Sterling, securing the bantamweight title at UFC 292.
How did O’Malley secure victory over Sterling?
O’Malley caught Sterling with a right hand in the second round, causing him to drop to the canvas. He followed up with a flurry of shots, sealing the knockout just 51 seconds into the round.
What were other fighters’ reactions to the fight?
Fellow fighters were blown away by O’Malley’s performance. Kamaru Usman, Alan Jouban, Max Holloway, Damien Brown, Belal Muhammad, Ben Askren, and others expressed their astonishment on Twitter.
What did Alan Jouban suggest about the fight’s outcome?
Alan Jouban suggested that while the outcome might not have changed, Sterling deserved more time to fight his way out.
How did Max Holloway summarize the fight?
Max Holloway summarized the event by saying, “The Sugar show goes on.”
How did Damien Brown describe O’Malley’s victory?
Damien Brown acknowledged O’Malley’s ease of victory and recognized Aljamain Sterling’s skills but noted his struggle to find the right timing during the fight.
What were some of the concise reactions from other fighters?
Belal Muhammad and Ben Askren both shared simple “Wow” reactions to the fight.
What was the general sentiment of the fighters’ reactions?
Fighters were amazed by O’Malley’s knockout victory and his overall performance in the fight.
What was the timeframe of O’Malley’s victory in the fight?
O’Malley secured the knockout victory just 51 seconds into the second round of the fight.
How did fans and fellow fighters refer to O’Malley’s fighting style?
Fans and fellow fighters referred to O’Malley’s fighting style as “The Sugar show.”
What was the location of the fight?
The fight took place at TD Garden in Boston.