According to Sterling, Sean O’Malley should use Aljamain Sterling’s footwork against Petr Yan.
Bantamweight champion Sterling (21–3 MMA, 13–3 UFC) beat Yan twice. At UFC 259, he was disqualified, and at UFC 273, he won more decisively.
On the feet, Sterling believes O’Malley (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) can beat Yan (16-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) provided they both stick around for the whole nine rounds.
On the same night as Yan and O’Malley square off, Sterling defends his championship against T.J. Dillashaw. It will be at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on October 22 with “The Funkmaster” as one of the main acts.