Petr Yan SHAKES Sean O’Malley during a heated face-off as the Russian loses his cool before the huge bantamweight showdown at UFC 280
- Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley Will Lock the Horns in a Massive Bantamweight Clash
- Couple have been engaged in heated back and forth and the face-off boiled over
- Yan pushed O’Malley back and the stage is set for their fight
Petr Yan was so excited at the UFC 280 face-offs that he pushed Sean O’Malley back and the sage is ready for their massive bantamweight clash.
The pair exchanged verbal blows at the press conference, with the American digging his opponent’s length.
When it came time for the face-offs, there was a palpable tension in the air in the Abu Dhabi arena.
Petr Yan (left) pushed Sean O’Malley back as their face-off heated up
O’Malley towered over Yan and leaned forward before the Russian decided to push him back hard with both hands.
The UFC is trying to avoid such clashes after a bizarre incident between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose last year.
Stephens pushed Klose and the 34-year-old said his arm went numb. He then developed severe neck and headaches.
Klose previously explained, “It was a hernia, C6, C7, as soon as it happened my whole arm went numb, and later that night it wasn’t going well and I woke up and couldn’t open my eyes, a really bad headache.”
O’Malley is the underdog looking to prove himself as one of the world’s best on Saturday
“There are many more things I’ll probably say when I’m done fighting, but they’re paying me, so I’ll keep my mouth shut.”
There appeared to be no such ill effects for O’Malley from Yan’s push and the pair will go head to toe on Saturday night.
Yan, who lost his title to Aljamain Sterling, wants to return to the top table, while O’Malley wants to prove that he is one of the very best in the world.
‘Suga Sean’ has a significant range advantage, but Yan’s boxing skills are among the elite in the UFC, so it should be a fascinating match.
The American has a huge range advantage and will want to use this over three laps