Sean O’Malley picked up his sixth victory inside of the UFC cage Saturday, but it no doubt didn’t method with out a fight.
“The Sugar Drawl” O’Malley (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) defeated promotional newcomer Kris Moutinho (9-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) by task of TKO at 4: 33 of Spherical 3.
The bantamweight bout spread out the UFC 264 foremost card at T-Mobile Enviornment in Las Vegas. It aired on pay-per-search following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Moutinho made his UFC debut on 11 days’ understand on a two-fight successful trot. The Regiment Practising Heart product changed into as soon as a heavy underdog entering the fight but fearlessly pushed the tempo throughout.
— UFC (@ufc) July 11, 2021
From the outlet bell, the inexperienced-haired Contemporary Englander charged straight at O’Malley as he flung punches – and absorbed many extra. For 14 minutes, Moutinho took O’Malley’s most efficient pictures and continued to march forward.
Within the final 30 seconds, the 2 fighters spread out in a wild replace that despatched the group to their feet. However, referee Herb Dean failed to admire what he saw from the bloodied and battered Moutinho, who changed into as soon as eating the worst of the images – so he stepped in and stopped the fight.
The stoppage changed into as soon as met by mixed reactions. Critics included UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who indicated on the broadcast that he failed to accept as true with Dean’s resolution-making to name the standing TKO.
With the victory, O’Malley has now won abet-to-abet fights since his loss to Marlon “Chito” Vera in August 2020. In his seven UFC appearances, O’Malley has won four by TKO or knockout.
Landed correct on the high 🎯@SugaSeanMMA is just not preserving abet in RD 2.
— UFC (@ufc) July 11, 2021
As for Moutinho, the short-understand replacement and UFC newcomer has his two-fight successful trot snapped. The defeat is the third time he’s misplaced by TKO.
Up-to-the-minute UFC 264 outcomes consist of:
- Sean O’Malley def. Kris Moutinho by task of TKO (punches) – Spherical 3, 4: 33
- Max Griffin def. Carlos Condit by task of unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Michel Pereira def. Niko Mark by task of unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Corridor by task of knockout (punches) – Spherical 1, 4: 47
- Dricus Du Plessis def. Trevin Giles by task of knockout (punches) – Spherical 2, 1: 41
- Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Gaze by task of unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov by task of spoil up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera by task of submission (guillotine choke) – Spherical 1, 2: 02