It's a daring move by Sean O'Malley, but Daniel Cormier believes there is a purpose behind it.
Former bantamweight champion Yan takes on 15-1 O'Malley at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in an intriguing fight that even Dana White was wary about before agreeing to. Two, Petr Yan is a boxer. The first rounds of Yan's battles has often ended in defeat, and he has a reputation for taking a while to get going. Cormier feels O'Malley will aim to take advantage of Yan's first three-round battle since 2019 at UFC 280.