Sean O’Malley made a quick return to the UFC with a bang. He is now the fighter with the 3rd longest active winning streak in the Bantamweight division. However, the manner in which he did so and the seasoned opponent he beat makes the fight even more impressive.
‘Sugar’ was returning for his 2nd fight in 3 months after a 2-year gap due to failed tests. However, it didn’t seem as though the youngster missed a beat in his time away. He landed a clean and vicious right hand at 1:54 seconds in the first round.
Following that the 25-year-old did not even bother to follow up thereby prompting the referee to jump in. He just performed an insane walk off and basked in the glory of an unblemished 12 fight MMA record.
‘Sugar’ was bouncing all around but looked to be aggressive right from the start. Wineland too looked to back up his claim of being aggressive. Right from the outset MMA fans watching the fight would have been expecting a finish.
Wineland fired a right to send ‘Sugar’ into the cage however, he just got back in and regarded his opponent before landing a spinning kick to the midsection. He landed another kick before catching Wineland in the jaw. Following the salvo, he went for a spinning head kick. However, the veteran avoided it. But the end was nigh.
‘Sugar’ opted to feint an uppercut, he goaded Wineland into defending the move thereby leaving himself open to a straight right that sent him crashing to the canvas.
The KO win will see ‘Sugar’s stock in the MMA world. Furthermore, he will look to back up his performances as he indicated in the post-fight chat with Joe Rogan. Here ‘Sugar’ branded himself the best striker in UFC history.
Furthermore, he gave fans a glimpse of himself belief as he said he did “absolutely nothing” different despite facing a 37 fight veteran.
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