Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho
For those who’re new to “Suga” Sean O’Malley, brace your self. He is among the rising stars within the UFC and some of the entertaining fighters on the roster. There is a cause he is opening this card.
Sadly, his authentic opponent, Louis Smolka, was faraway from this struggle due to a staph an infection. The alternative fighter, Kris Moutinho, represents one thing of a mismatch. He is a final minute alternative and never a powerful one both. It might be a wild upset if O’Malley misplaced this struggle, however stranger issues have occurred within the UFC.
Moutinho completely marching ahead making an attempt to catch O’Malley with legs kicks. However O’Malley appears to be touchdown at will, probing entrance kicks, precision jabs, straights. Simply unimaginable land proportion. At one level O’Malley had him damage and was… pretending to play basketball? Unimaginable.
However Moutinho’s skill to soak up harm and stroll ahead does seem like inflicting O’Malley some points. That mentioned, O’Malley completely sparked him within the final second of the spherical. Yet one more minute and he’d have been out.
Extremely, O’Malley broke the bantamweight report for many strikes landed in a spherical
CNET scores it 10-Eight for O’Malley
O’Malley cannot miss and Moutinho has one of many craziest chins I’ve seen in a struggle. He’s nonetheless strolling ahead is loopy. O’Malley’s pictures appear to have misplaced their sting. This man is preventing prefer it’s his final day on earth. It is wild that is he is nonetheless right here to take these pictures.
O’Malley is touchdown at a 84% accuracy price. Anderson Silva ranges right here. However Moutinho is STILL HERE.
CNET scores it 10-9 for O’Malley
One other loopy spherical the place Moutinho simply marched by pictures and O’Malley simply touchdown at will with exact, clear exhausting pictures. Once more, I’ve by no means seen something like this.
Ultimately, Herb Dean waves it off. O’Malley had a couple of exchanges the place he was actually teeing off with each strike you possibly can think about — knees, punches, kicks.
To be trustworthy, I’d have preferred to see that proceed. Regardless, a wild struggle. O’Malley landed enormous pictures at an unimaginable price and Moutinho simply took all of it.
Sean O’Malley wins through TKO within the third spherical