One of the rising stars of UFC, Sean O’Malley takes on UFC debutant Kris Moutinho, in the main card of UFC 264. It’s a huge opportunity for Sean O’Malley to introduce himself to a much larger audience as he will be in the same card as Conor McGregor.
And the matchup against Kris Moutinho seems perfect for Sean O’Malley to secure an impressive knockout win and gain popularity. But, it’s a fight and we have seen some huge upsets in the past from UFC debutants. But can Kris Moutinho beat arguably the brightest prospect in the UFC bantamweight division?
Sean O’Malley vs Kris Moutinho Stats
Wins/Losses – 13/1
Height/Reach – 5 ft 11 inches/ 72 inches
Striking Accuracy – 57%
Striking Defense – 64%
Wins/Losses – 9/4
Height – 5 ft 7 inches
T/KO Wins/ Submission – 3/4
Knock out losses – 2
Submission losses -2
Sean O’Malley vs Kris Moutinho Prediction:
Out of all the fights on the main card of UFC 264, this has to be the easiest fight to predict for any fan. Sean O’Malley is going to beat Kris Moutinho in spectacular fashion.
It’s very likely that Suga Show is going to secure a KO win over Kris Moutinho inside the first two rounds.
O’Malley is an elite UFC bantamweight. On the other hand, Kris Moutinho still does not have any significant wins in his career. It must be noted that he is tough and durable. However, he is not on the same level as Sean O’Malley when it comes to skillsets.
O’Malley is well-rounded and can control the fight on the ground or on the feet. The only way Kris Moutinho can cause one of the biggest upsets in recent times and beat Sean O’Malley is if he comes into the octagon with an intent to finish the fight early.
But, it must be considered that O’Malley is durable and he will be looking for an early KO as well. O’Malley has said multiple times that he is looking to create the viral moments inside the UFC octagon and it seems he is going to do exactly the same at UFC 264.
It’s the biggest UFC event of the year and it can become one of the biggest UFC PPVs of all time. And O’Malley can gain a lot of fans by finishing Kris Moutinho in style at UFC 264.