VIDEO: Sean O’Malley’s Fail at UFC 260 as He Tries to Perform a Walk-off Knockout

Published 03/27/2021, 11:44 PM EDT


Bantamweight Sean O’Malley returned to the octagon at UFC 260 as he took on a top contender in Thomas Almeida. After suffering the first loss of his professional career against Marlon Vera at UFC 252, O’Malley aimed to bounce back to the win column and maintain his ‘undefeated’ record. 

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After almost finishing the fight in the first round, O’Malley kept building on his successes and utilizing low kicks and body kicks to chip away at ‘Thominhas’. He eventually got the KO in the third round and added another excellent finish to his ever-growing reel of stunning knockouts in the UFC.

He has now put himself in a prime position for a top 15 spot when the revised rankings will be released on Tuesday. 

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Sean O’Malley stuns the crowd with not one but two walk-off KOs 

Sean O’Malley started off the fight well. He kept Almeida guessing by switching stances and landing unorthodox shots. He also utilized leg kicks well and landed a couple of low leg kicks and lethal body kicks as well. 

Sugar‘ almost finished the fight in the first round when he landed a left kick that had ‘Thominhas’ wobbled. He followed that up with a left hand that dropped the Brazilian fighter. O’Malley then walked away as he assumed that the fight was over, but the referee had not stopped the bout. 

The Brazilian showed his toughness as he got back to his feet and fought for two more rounds. The end came in the third round when O’Malley landed an inch-perfect left hook right as Almeida was charging in. 

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The shot landed clean and dropped Almeida. ‘Sugar’ then walked off just as he did in the first round, however, this time as well the referee had not stopped the fight. Recognizing that, O’Malley walked up to Almeida, who was on the canvas, and landed a huge right hand. This blow made the referee step in and end proceedings.

What did you make of O’Malley’s performance tonight? Should the fight have been stopped with the first knockdown itself? Let us know in the comments below!

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