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Sean O'Malley eyeing the Sphere for next fight

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Fresh off his his first title defense, bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley wants to headline the UFC 306 fight card at the Sphere on Mexican Independence Day.  

“Headlining Sphere in Vegas.”  Let’s do it,” O’Malley told The MMA Hour “I think that makes sense.  “I think you’re right.  No one would argue with me.  “I think that would make it legendary.”

O’Malley successfully defended the 135-pound title in the UFC 299 main event last Saturday winning a one-sided decision over Marlon “Chito” Vera.  After the fight, he called out featherweight titleholder Ilia Topuria, but top contender Merab Dvalishvili has been assured that he’s next in line.  

O’Malley spoke about his next opponent. “I switch between Ilia, Marab and myself.”  “Ilia! This guy acts like he is running the show.  “No, you wait.”  You just sit back and wait.  UFC will decide buddy.  This guy is acting as if he has the right to decide.  He wants to see me fight Merab.  He’s talking out of his mouth because I have a few more title defenses.  It’s what Uncle Dana says at the end of it all. [White]Uncle Hunter [Campbell]It’s what they want.  “I am open to anything.”

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