Independent Record week in review: Local news recap for Aug. 18-24

Sean O’Malley is given the belt by UFC president Dana White after defeating Aljamain Sterling during their UFC 292 Bantamweight title mixed martial arts fight on Saturday in Boston. O’Malley won the title via 2nd round TKO. 

Gregory Payan, Associated Press

Sean O’Malley’s career has been like a fairytale and the latest chapter was written Saturday night in Boston.

Fighting as part of the co-Main Event at UFC 292, O’Malley (17-1), a Helena native, completed his prophecy of becoming a world champion, defeating Aljamain Sterling to win the UFC World Bantamweight championship.

— Chris Peterson,

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A still frame from video captured by the Montana Learning Center of a meteor breaching Earth’s atmosphere causing a huge fireball over Montana skies Wednesday night.

Photo courtesy of the Montana Learning Center

A large meteor breaching Earth’s atmosphere over northeast Montana caused a huge fireball visible across the state late Wednesday night.

Astronomical observation

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