WATCH: Sean O’Malley Drops His Brother With a Vicious Body Shot During Sparring

Published 05/20/2021, 12:34 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 14: Sean O’Malley poses on the scale during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC fighters are some of the strongest people on the planet. Hence, taking a body shot from them wouldn’t be a good idea. However, the brother of UFC bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley didn’t get the memo. Daniel O’Malley braved himself for this spectacular feat and suffered the consequences.

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In a video uploaded on O’Malley’s YouTube channel, Daniel was talking about people who took body shots from fighters with some protective gear. He posed the idea that he could take a shot from O’Malley as they looked like they didn’t hurt much. “I was watching those videos where people take those body shots. I think I could take one from you,” he said.

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Sean O’Malley’s response was pensive at best, and he believed his brother could handle it. “I think you could take one. I really do,” he said. O’Malley also added that they had the equipment in their garage. The video then cut to them being in the octagon in their garage, and his brother was wearing protective gear.

Soldier Daniel is gonna take a right hand,” Sean joked. He then got some help from his brother in wearing the boxing glove. After a few load-ups, O’Malley punched his brother really hard, and Daniel was seen wincing on the floor.

Oh my god, that actually hurts so bad. I’m good, but holy crap, that hurt. That knocked the wind out of me,” the man replied while lying down on the floor. Their mom was watching nearby and was gravely concerned for his health, but he was alright in the end.

Sean O’Malley and his incredible performance versus Thiago Almeida

O’Malley’s prowess in the ring is something to behold. The fighter, who recently suffered the first loss of his career against Marlon Vera, returned strongly to defeat Thiago Almeida via knockout in the third round. It was an incredible display of his striking abilities from start to finish.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 15: (L-R) Sean O’Malley kicks Marlon Vera of Ecuador in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

O’Malley seemed to knock Almeida out in the first round and started walking off, but the referee didn’t stop the fight. However, he finally got the finish with a spectacular left hand and got the win.

Do you think Sean O’Malley deserves a rank in the top-15 of the UFC Bantamweight division?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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