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Who will Sean O’Malley face next? Dvalishvili, Topuria, or someone else?

The new UFC bantamweight champion, Sean O’Malley, defended his title for the first time at UFC 299. He defeated Marlon Vera and got revenge for the only loss in the UFC against Vera. He is the best bantamweight fighter in the UFC division and is looking for a new challenger. Who will Sean O’Malley face next? Will it be Dvalishvili, Sandhagen, or Topuria?

Who will Sean O’Malley face next? Dvalishvili, Topuria, or someone else?

After defending his title, O’Malley talked about his most likely opponent and the fighter he wanted to face. He said:

“Dana, get me a jet to Spain, baby! I am coming for Ilia Topuria. He is a scary f**king dude. It excites me, and I want him. If you want me to knock out Merab Dvalishvili, I will do that. But Ilia Topuria is an exciting fight for the people.”

In return, Ilia Topuria was quick to reply and said:

“Suga, congrats. It was a beautiful performance! There is a fight chasing you with Merab. Get that done first.”

Likewise, when Merab wasn’t happy with Sean O’Malley’s call out to Topuria and said:

“What a f**king piece of sh*t!”

Undoubtedly, Suga wants to face Topuria in Spain. But fighting for a double championship with only one title defense seems impossible. Similarly, Topuria is yet to have a title defense as he recently became the new UFC featherweight champion.

On the other hand, Merab Dvalishvili is the No. 1 ranked fighter in the UFC bantamweight division. Also, he recently fought and called out Sean O’Malley for a championship fight, which the UFC might agree on. He has a ten-fight unbeaten streak and stands first for the bantamweight title opportunity.

Most likely, it will be O’Malley vs. Dvalishvili rather than O’Malley vs. Topuria. Do you agree with us? Let us know your views in the comment section.

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Ilia Topuria vs. Sean O’Malley vs. Merab Dvalishvili Head-to-Head

Stats Topuria O’Malley Dvalishvili
Age 27 years old 29 years old 33 years old
Height 5 feet 8 inches 5 feet 11 inches 5 feet 6 inches
Weight 145 lbs (66 kg) 135 lbs (61 kg) 135 lbs (61 kg)
Reach 69 inches (175 cm) 72 inches (183 cm) 68 inches (173 cm)
MMA Record 15-0-0 17-1-0 17-4-0

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