O’Malley upsets Sterling; Zhang dominates Lemos

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – AUGUST 19: (RL) Sean O’Malley defeats Aljamine Sterling in a UFC bantamweight championship match during the UFC 292 event at TD Garden on August 19, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Aljamine Sterling’s nine-fight winning streak and his run as UFC bantamweight champion came to an abrupt end Saturday when Sean O’Malley knocked him out in the second round with a crushing counter right hand and some ground-and-pound.

Sterling threw a left that O’Malley dodged, then threw a blistering straight right that landed on the chin. Sterling dropped down in the center of the Octagon and O’Malley landed punches from the top before referee Mark Goddard stopped it at 51 seconds into Round 2. The victory in the main event of UFC 292 in Boston came at a slow pace first. Round.

Here’s how UFC 292 unfolded:

UFC 292 – Main Card Results, Highlights

• Bantamweight Championship: Sean O’Malley def. Aljamine Sterling by TKO (ground and pound) at 0:51 of R2:

• Women’s Strawweight Championship: Zhang Weiley def. Amanda Lemos via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-44, 49-45)
• Welterweight: Ian Machado Gary def. Neil Magney via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-24)
• Bantamweight: Mario Bautista def. Damon Blackshear via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
• Bantamweight: Marlon Vera def. Pedro Munoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

UFC 292 – Prelims card results, highlights

• Middleweight: Brad Tavares def. Chris Weidman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
• Middleweight: Gregory Rodriguez def. Denis Duliuline by KO (ground and pound) at 1:43 of R1:

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• Lightweight: Kurt Holobach def. Austin Hubbard by submission (triangle choke) at 2:39 of R2
• Bantamweight: Brad Katona def. Cody Gibson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

UFC 292 – Early Prelims Card Results, Highlights

• Middleweight: Andre Petrosky def. Gerald Mearshard split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
• Women’s flyweight: Natalia Silva def. Andrea Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
• Women’s Flyweight: Karin Silva def. Marina Moroz via submission (guillotine) at 4:59 of R1:

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