Sean O’Malley will tackle Petr Yan at UFC 280 in what’s shaping as much as be the largest combat of his profession so far. Though O’Malley enters as an enormous underdog, he would not imagine that Yan’s technique will work in opposition to him.
Talking with Nick Peet of BT Sport, Sean O’Malley was requested about Petr Yan’s technique of beginning gradual as he figures out his opponent after which unleashes bombs.
O’Malley said that Yan will deviate from his regular plan of action:
“I feel it is going to be a 15 minute dash. I feel he will come on the market, attempt to show some extent that I do not belong in there with him and he is gonna go pedal to the metallic and attempt to get me out of there and I really feel the identical means. I really feel like he is gonna have a really, very robust time ‘downloading information’ on me.”
“I simply do not suppose he is gonna be capable of determine me out if that is his plan – to go in there and attempt to determine me out within the first spherical after which win the second and third. I would be very, very stunned and impressed if he might try this.”
Yan has not fought a three-round combat since UFC 245 practically three years in the past. Whereas fighters in a five-round combat have the posh of bouncing again from a tricky first spherical, that process is way more tough when the combat is simply three rounds. Yan must be near good within the ultimate two rounds if he decides to coast within the opening one.
Watch Sean O’Malley talk about Petr Yan’s technique beneath (beginning at 6:54):
Alexander Volkanovski warns Petr Yan to not begin gradual in opposition to Sean O’Malley
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski just lately previewed the UFC 280 matchup between Sean O’Malley and Petr Yan. Whereas the pound-for-pound king predicted a victory for Yan, he shared that the No.1-ranked bantamweight mustn’t surrender valuable rounds in attempting to determine ‘Sugar’ out:
“I actually do not suppose he must even actually really feel out fighters, that is how good Petr Yan is, however we have seen that he likes to really feel them out. I feel that might be a nasty thought to do that with Sean O’Malley. Do not give him room, do not simply stroll ahead as a result of he’ll attempt to combat on the again foot.”
Volkanovski added that he believes Yan ought to come out aggressive. With a bantamweight title alternative on the road, will probably be fascinating to see if Yan adjustments his regular technique of creating a gradual begin in his fights.
Watch Alexander Volkanovski talk about Petr Yan’s technique beneath (beginning on the 2:13 mark):