Aljamain sterling defeated Henry Cejudo in UFC 288 during his third title defence as bantamweight champ. Fans sent Sterling a special bonus after a humorous plug of cash apps during The MMA Hour.
The UFC 288 PPV was headlined by Aljamain sterling against Henry Cejudo in Newark, New Jersey. Both bantamweights showed off high-level skills in their title bout. Sterling’s split-decision scorecard won him the title after five rounds. Both fighters didn’t receive any bonuses after the fight for their performances.
Aljamain Sterling appeared on The MMA Hour and discussed the fight with Ariel Helwani. Sterling plugged in his CashApp, Venmo and Venmo to the live chat when Helwani asked about fighter pay. Sterling was joking. He said , “If you made money from me, man, send me this money.” Sterling was joking but fans sent money into his accounts.
Sterling thanked everyone on Twitter for sending him money as a gift. He wrote, “Just checked my Venmo account and Cash App! Yoooo! I want to thank the MMA Hour fans who listened to me and got me hooked up! The’s are appreciated! This week is going to be a blast !”. Moments like these are rare and precious in the MMA world.
Sean O’Malley says he’s able to sell more tickets at UFC 288 than Aljamain sterling
Sean O’Malley is ranked #2 in the UFC Bantamweight Rankings. Dana White will try to book a title fight between these fighters. Both fighters could fight each other at the Boston PPV event in August.
Sean O’Malley spoke with Ariel Helwani, The MMA Hour about the estimated pay per view buys for UFC 288. He believes he can generate more revenue for the UFC by selling PPVs. O’Malley is the most popular bantamweight in the UFC roster. UFC views him as a rising star and is looking to place him in a title match for August.
Sean O’Malley was the first to enter the octagon following Sterling’s win at UFC 288, after Sterling’s victory. Sterling said “You’d better look better than this” multiple times, before he fired back at O’Malley because he had not accepted a title shot in the past. The fight fans are eagerly awaiting the Sterling vs. O’Malley announcement.