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Dana White names this UFC bantamweight champion as the biggest star in history

The American fighter Dominick Cruz was the first-ever UFC bantamweight champion and defended the title thrice. Similarly, TJ Dillashaw was one of the most dominant fighters in the division and defended the title thrice. Apart from them, there are several more champions, like Renan Barao and Henry Cejudo, who have dominated the division.

There are often debates about the best bantamweight fighter in UFC history. Some name Barao, some Cejudo, and a few others. But Dana White names this UFC bantamweight champion the biggest star in history.

Dana White, during the UFF 299 post-fight press conference, said:

“Sean O’Malley is the biggest star ever in bantamweight history!”

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Is Sean O’Malley the biggest star in bantamweight history?

Sean O’Malley is the current UFC bantamweight champion and has only lost one fight in the octagon. He has defended the title once and has a record of 18-1-1 throughout his MMA career.

Suga began his MMA career in 2015 through Intense Championship Fighting. He fought five fights and was undefeated. Later, in 2017, he competed in Dana White’s Contender Series and was victorious in the finale.

Finally, a year later, he made his UFC debut against Andre Soukhamthath in UFC 222. He won the fight, and their fight was also called the Fight of the Night. Since then, he has fought ten more times in the UFC and has only lost one.

He has defeated fighters like Marlon Vera, Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan, Pedro Munhoz, and many more. Moreover, he has been awarded nine times, either the Performance of the Night or the Fight of the Night, in his 11 UFC fights. Undoubtedly, he is one of the biggest stars in bantamweight history.

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Every UFC bantamweight champion in history

  1. Dominick Cruz
  2. Renan Barao
  3. TJ Dillashaw
  4. Cody Garbrandt
  5. Henry Cejudo
  6. Petr Yan
  7. Aljamain Sterling
  8. Sean O’Malley (current)

Is Sean O’Malley the biggest star in UFC bantamweight history? Let us know your views in the comment section.

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Nikhil Lopes
Nikhil Lopes
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