Sean O’Malley will be in action against Kris Moutinho in a bantamweight fight at UFC 264. O’Malley will feature in the main card which is headlined by Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
During the build-up of the event, The Suga Show rated his top five active bantamweights and must-watch UFC fighters in an interview. He ranked the Notorious at the top of his list “You gotta go with Conor, he’s the most exciting. If Conor’s fighting, I’m excited about fight week, I’m excited about embedded. I’m excited about everything.”
Originally, Sean O’Malley was going to square up against Louis Smolka at UFC 264. However, Smolka had to withdraw from the fight due to a staph infection. As a result, Suga Show’s chances of fighting on July 10th looked slim. But three fighters volunteered to face Sean O’Malley. However, UFC decided to select the newcomer Kris Moutinho as his opponent. Luckily Moutinho has received a golden opportunity and if he is able to do what many believe will be the toughest night of his MMA career, the sky is the limit for the young prospect who will be making his UFC debut this weekend at UFC 264.
Even though the Suga Show is not a top-ranked fighter in the Bantamweight division he has managed to become a big star in the promotion. This is mainly because of his flamboyant fighting style and great showmanship. Hence fight fans will be excited to watch his fight at UFC 264.
Sean O’Malley gives his prediction for the fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor
Ahead of his fight against Kris Moutinho at UFC 264, Sean O’Malley has expressed his thoughts and predicted the winner of the main event between The Diamond and The Notorious.
He has explained his point of view about the rematch between the two lightweights. Unlike various analysts and fighters’ opinions, Suga Show believes that McGregor was motivated and looked great during the rematch.
He mentioned in an interview that “I haven’t been able to get a visual of how do I see that fight playing out. You know Conor looked good in that fight. He looked fast, looked focus; he looked sharp. Dustin was, you know, landing the bigger shots and put his lights out. You know, I don’t think there’s a lack of motivation from Conor. He looked good going into that fight.”
“I’m a big fan of both of them, really like both of them.”
Sean O’Malley has a lot to prove himself going into the fight against Kris Moutinho and will look to seal another quick finish to maintain his stock as one of the most entertaining fighters in the UFC. O’Malley is still young and has a long road ahead of him in his journey to become the UFC bantamweight champion. It will be interesting to see what lies ahead for Sean O’Malley who will look to stop at nothing in his journey to become one of the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, much like one of his favorite UFC fighters, Conor McGregor.