Top Welterweight Prospect Sean Brady Reveals His Opponent of Choice for a Fight in April 2022

Published 01/01/2022, 9:40 AM EST


Ranked welterweight prospect, Sean Brady, ended 2021 on grand terms. Brady ended the year with a win over elite grappler Craig Jones at Fury Pro Grappling 3. At present, the undefeated MMA professional has set his eyes upon 2022 and has made the pick for his next opponent.

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Interestingly, Brady wants to take on Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson on his next venture. The #9 welterweight also detailed various bouts. However, later dismissed them all as he was ‘realistic’. He argued that a bout with the top 5 is inconsiderable and the other top rankers would look for a title fight instead of him.

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“Yeah, it’s a weird division. Honestly, I think I’m 9, Wonderboy’s 7. I don’t really see any other options right now. I know the guys in the top five, they only want guys higher than them or a title fight. And then, Neil Magny and me are training partners, we are not fighting each other. Then, there’s [Jorge] Masvidal. I am realistic. I know I am not getting that fight. So, I think me and Wonderboy [Stephen Thompson] would be a great fight.” Sean Brady explained in a conversation with The Schmo.

The Philadelphia native ruled out #8 Neil Magny as he is the former’s training partner. Further, into the conversation, Brady revealed he would love to fight ‘Wonderboy’ in the late spring of April. Also, the fighter disclosed his wish to fight in Brooklyn or maybe his hometown of Philadelphia.

Sean Brady defeats Craig Jones at Fury Pro Grappling 3

In his most recent outing, Sean Brady locked horns with pro-grappler Craig Jones on the co-headliner of the Fury Pro Grappling 3 event. Notably, Brady defeated the #1 pound-for-pound grappler Craig Jones in the match via a majority decision. Brady’s win over the grappling elite came to his hometown, Philadelphia.

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Chiefly, the bout was a thrilling one, as the undefeated welterweight nullified all of his opponent’s advances. He successfully negated all of Craig’s submission attempts. The match remained at a standstill until the end of the eight-minute bout. However, Brady was awarded the win for his efforts.

Brady is coming off a win against Michael Chiesa in his latest UFC outing. The #9 welterweight continued his undefeated tally of 15-0 as he clinched a unanimous decision victory over his competitor.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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