UFC 236: Brandon Davis calls out Sean O'Malley, but only after 'Game of Thrones' wraps

Brandon Davis knows exactly who he wants next … as long as that potential opponent is willing to wait out one of the most anticipated TV series endings in history.

Davis (10-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) tonight opened up UFC 236 with a thrilling second-round submission win over Randy Costa (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in his move to bantamweight from featherweight. The fight was a slugfest till Davis took Costa out in the middle frame.

After the win, Davis told Joe Rogan in the cage he knew exactly who he wants to fight next: the unbeaten Sean O’Malley (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) who is eligible to return to the cage after a six-month suspension for a banned substance.

But there’s a stipulation to Davis’ callout. He wants to get through the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which has its final season debut Sunday night.

“Hey, y’all might not think I’m ready, but let me get Sean O’Malley – I’m tryin’ to get that,” Davis said. “Sean O’Malley: 135. Let me watch ‘Game of Thrones’ for six weeks, and then let me get Sean O’Malley.”

Davis’ win snapped a two-fight skid of losses to Zabit Magomedsharipov this past September at UFC 228 and Enrique Barzola before that. Check out his finish of of Costa below.

UFC 236 took place Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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