UFC president Dana White was critically impressed with bantamweight contender, Sean O’Malley, who bounced again from his first profession loss in implausible vogue this previous weekend.
‘Suga’ confronted off in opposition to Thomas Almeida over three rounds on the UFC 260 fundamental card.
It was O’Malley’s first struggle since he misplaced to Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera at UFC 252 in August final 12 months.
The 26-year-old seemed implausible early and appeared to have closed the present in spherical one when he closely dropped his opponent. O’Malley started to stroll off, however the referee didn’t step in and the Brazilian shortly popped again to his toes.
O’Malley continued to choose aside his Almeida all through the next two rounds and gave the impression to be coasting to a choice win.
‘Suga’ took the struggle out of the judges’ arms when he dropped Almeida once more within the third spherical and adopted up with a nasty floor strike that put Almeida out chilly.
“He did it twice tonight,” White advised reporters on the UFC 260 post-fight press convention. “He seemed good coming again in off of the ‘Chito’ Vera struggle, he got here in tonight in opposition to an actual powerful child, sturdy, with critical punching energy and he placed on a masterpiece tonight.
“He picked him aside, stayed on the surface and did no matter he wished to do,” White added. “He damage him [in the first round], thought he completed him after which completed him once more within the third spherical. You actually couldn’t have placed on a greater efficiency than he did tonight.”
White remained coy on what could possibly be subsequent for O’Malley however refused to rule out the likelihood that he may rematch Vera down the road.
“You can also make that struggle anytime,” White said. “That one’s all the time there, however I don’t know what’s subsequent for both a type of guys.” (Transcribed by MMA Combating)
Do you agree with Dana White? Did Sean O’Malley placed on a “masterpiece” at UFC 260?