UFC 292 — Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley: Fight card, odds, start time, location, date, complete guide

UFC 292 — Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley: Fight card, odds, start time, location, date, complete guide

UFC is shipping up to Boston once again. The promotion returns to Beantown on Saturday night for the first time since October 2019 with a championship doubleheader in store for UFC 292. Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling looks to defend his crown against fast-rising challenger Sean O’Malley in the main event. Plus, women’s strawweight queen Zhang Weili welcomes Amanda Lemos in the co-main event.

Sterling’s reign as UFC bantamweight champion has been riddled with outcomes that have capped his popularity as a leading man. His stint as UFC champion has included one disqualification win, two split decisions, and a decisive victory over TJ Dillashaw, who entered with one immobilized shoulder. Sterling’s grappling has been impossible to solve lately but the results have not translated to a level of popularity that matches his skill. 

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O’Malley, meanwhile, has built up a cult following with his brash style and flair for the dramatic, walk-off KO. Of his 10 UFC appearances, seven have ended in KO/TKO. One of those includes a no contest due to an eye poke. “Suga” has finished the likes of Raulian Paiva, Thomas Almeida, Eddie Wineland and Jose Alberto Quinonez. He’s coming off the biggest win of his career when he outpointed former titleholder Petr Yan by split decision in October.

The undercard features a mix of fighters on the rise looking to get into title contention and veterans hoping to prove their worth as gatekeepers in their divisions. Ian Machado Garry looks like the next big Irish star in the welterweight division, but he’ll need to get past Neil Magny first. Garry was expected to face Geoff Neal, but Neal withdrew from the bout with a week to go. Now, he gets a stiff test in Magny, whose length and style has proven troubling for rising contenders. Plus, Mario Bautista takes on Da’Mon Blackshear in a bantamweight contest. And veteran 135-pounders Marlon “Chito” Vera and Pedro Munhoz open the PPV looking to leave a good impression on the matchmakers to hopefully get in the title picture.

CBS Sports will also have live coverage of the fight with round-by-round scoring and blow-by-blow updates to keep you up to date throughout the night.

Below is the complete fight card for UFC 292 along with the latest odds. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.

UFC 292 fight card, odds

  • Aljamain Sterling (c) -250 vs. Sean O’Malley +205, bantamweight championship
  • Zhang Weili (c) -320 vs. Amanda Lemos +250, women’s strawweight championship
  • Ian Machado Garry -490 vs. Neil Magny +370, welterweights
  • Mario Bautista -220 vs. Da’Mon Blackshear +180, bantamweights
  • Marlon Vera -200 vs. Pedro Munhoz +170, bantamweights
  • Brad Tavares -270 vs. Chris Weidman +220, middleweights
  • Gregory Rodrigues def. Denis Tiuliulin via first-round knockout (elbow)
  • Kurt Holobaugh def. Austin Hubbard via second-round submission (triangle choke)
  • Brad Katona def. Cody Gibson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Andre Petroski def. Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Natalia Silva def. Andrea Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Karine Silva def. Maryna Moroz via first-round submission (guillotine choke)

UFC 292 info

  • Date: Aug. 19
  • Location: TD Garden — Boston
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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