Adrian Yanez spoke about a potential future bout with fellow bantamweight Sean O’Malley.
In an interview with LynchMMA, the bantamweight fighter said:
“Man, I think he actually means it when he says it, with me. It’s a fun fight. I’m the better boxer, he’s the better kicker, but honestly I think it’s a fun matchup for me as well. He’s a really good striker, a great boxer… If he beats Paiva, also Cruz, because they’re ranked, I’m not ranked, but we’ll see… I thought tough guys, but the one tough guy that he fought who was on a roll, was ‘Chito’ and you saw what ‘Chito’ did to him.”
Sean O’Malley is a rising prospect in the bantamweight division. ‘Suga’ is considered by many as a future bantamweight title holder, owing to his impeccable striking skills and unorthodox movement.
His record comprises 14 wins and one loss. The lone defeat came against Marlon Vera at UFC 252 when O’Malley suffered an ankle injury and was finished by Vera in the first round. O’Malley last competed against Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 where he put on a striking clinic against the UFC debutant.
Adrian Yanez says he is going to knock Sean O’Malley out when they step inside the octagon
Adrian Yanez spoke about how the fight between him and Sean O’Malley would go down if the two bantamweights were to lock horns inside the octagon. The Texan fighter, who is on an eight-fight winning streak, is confident he will knock ‘Suga’ out.
“He is rangy, I have to give him no range… I know how tough he is, I know how tough I am because he’s going to come in and he’s going to try and knock my head off, and I’m gonna try to knock his head off and I think I’ll be able to close the distance and knock him out, that’s how I feel the fight is going to go.”
Watch Adrian Yanez’s full interview below:
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