UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley has encountered a shift in perspective.

O'Malley, who initially meets Marlon Vera on Walk 9 at UFC 299, said for the current week that he would look for a champion versus champ standoff with recently delegated featherweight champion Ilia Topuria over safeguarding his belt against Merab Dvalishvili (expecting he squeezes by "Chito"). Yet, subsequent to getting analysis from fans via web-based entertainment, it seems he's thought about those messages.

"Allow me to begin with this: At first I was calling for Ilia. I needed the Ilia battle. It energizes me, yet I likewise figured the fans would become amped up for it. I got a great deal of pushback saying, 'You're dodging Merab, Merab is straightaway,' so Merab is straightaway," O'Malley expressed Thursday on his YouTube channel. "How about we do Merab. I'm letting you know folks: I take Merab out."

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Dvalishvili had a special interest in a title shot - which UFC President Dana White backings - by prevailing upon a consistent choice previous double champion Henry Cejudo last Saturday at UFC 298. It was the tenth triumph in succession for Dvalishvili (17-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC), who hasn't been beaten since April 2018.

O'Malley was in participation at Honda Place for Dvalishvili's success over Cejudo, very much like he was for Aljamain Real's title guard against Cejudo, and diminishes feel a similar once more.

"I rewatched Henry versus Aljo after I was there, and I let you know I'm taking Aljo out. All you all said, 'Absolutely not a chance, you're not taking Aljo out, he will bring you down and kill you.' Same story, different day," O'Malley said.

"At the point when I battle Merab, I'm taking that fella out. He's messy. I'm exact. I'm excessively quick. I'm excessively sharp. I'm telling you young men: I put Merab's lights out more regrettable than Aljo. Aljo was a technical knockout. Merab, I'm making it lights-out time for him, turning his nose straight."


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Concerning a standoff with Topuria, who guaranteed the featherweight belt with a second-round knockout of Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298, O'Malley is presently alright racking that for now. He views himself as a man of individuals.

"The Ilia battle can happen sometime in the not so distant future," O'Malley said. "Ilia continues doing his thing, I continue doing my thing, that is a major battle sometime in the not so distant future. I simply need to battle for individuals, I need to make the greatest battles conceivable, and I'll give credit to Merab. Merab has worked on battling as well as on friendly. He's doing a truly great job developing himself, acting naturally, being a ridiculous terrible ass, and he's working effectively. So that battle's straightaway."