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Sean O’Malley Put on a ‘Masterpiece’ Performance at UFC 260 – MMA Root

Sean O’Malley bounced back from the first defeat of his career with an emphasis on UFC 260.

The 26-year-old bantamweight had almost a knockout victory against Thomas Almeida in Round 1 and when that did not work out, “Sugar” set up a clinic until the finish at 3:52 in the final.

After suffering a TKO loss from Marlon Vera at UFC 252 last August, O’Malley seems to be returning to the forefront as one of the top growing talents at 135kg.

“He looked good coming back from the ‘Chito’ Vera fight, he came in tonight against a really tough kid, resilient, with serious punching power, and he put on a masterpiece tonight,” said UFC President Dana White after Saturday’s anti-interview interview. type.

“She separated him, stayed abroad and did whatever she wanted to do. It hurts him [in the first round], thought she finished him and then finished him again in the third round. You really could not have a better performance than tonight. “

O’Malley was one of the first stars to appear from the Dender White’s Contender series in 2017 and the offer has been invested to give it a major boost. That everything could have stopped after the defeat by Vera, where O’Malley struggled to defend the low kicks and suffered an obvious leg injury before falling through the TKO in Round 1.

“It simply came to our notice then. “A lot of people were talking about it,” O’Malley said. “For eight months, I face it, I get messages and I just say that. So I could go out there against a good kickboxer, who was trying to kick my feet… It was a good performance. I feel good about closing people… I do not know if you can ever close people, but it feels good. “

O’Malley put a stamp on the fight when he unloads with a huge punch standing behind the ground after sending Almeida to the canvas with a left counter in round 3. Having lost a possible finish in the opening period, I take no chance.

“I wanted to come here and turn off the lights. The bottom line was that I wanted to come here and I did not want to win a decision. I wanted to turn off his lights and that happened. “I am very happy with that,” said O’Malley.

“It simply came to our notice then. He was not there, he was out. The referee told me after the first round, he said, “Hello, if I do not stop the fight, you have to keep fighting.” It was an unnecessary shot – nothing for the referee, but I looked into his eyes and he left. But if I have to land another bomb, I will drop it. “

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