Sean O’Malley made his official debut in the UFC on Friday night after his first round knockout in the Contender Series a few months ago. His exciting style had many fans looking forward to his first appearance on the big stage, and he did not disappoint.
After three hard rounds, he won a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28 in O’Malley’s favour.
After a good first round he slowed down in the second and showed a lot of heart and determination to come back in the third round with wild strikes and good takedowns.
The hype is most definitely real, and fans took to Twitter to show their appreciation of one of the fights of the night.
— waqas shahid (@waqasdubai1) December 2, 2017
— Q 不怕 (@JustQ404) December 2, 2017
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 2, 2017
Sean O’Malley is a sick young fighter kid is going to be on the rise very soon I’m very impressed
— Nick Colasurdo (@NickCola13_44) December 2, 2017
Sean O’Malley is for real #TUF26Finale
— Kyle Volkman (@volkstyles) December 2, 2017
Really impressed by that debut from Sean O'Malley. Love the creativity, he looked super comfortable in there. Showed real heart in that third round too. @TheMMALAB has another gem on their hands.
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) December 2, 2017
This Sean O'Malley is fun as hell, huh? He's working fast, feinting well, throwing diverse offense. His defense is a mess, but not unexpected with young fighters. #TUF26Finale
— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) December 2, 2017
O’Malley’s record now improves to 9-0, his four-fight KO streak has come to an end but his performance definitely lived up to expectation.