Fan favorite Sean O’Malley returns to the Octagon this evening at UFC 248 for a bantamweight contest with Jose Quinonez.
The undefeated bantamweight prospect, O’Malley (10-0 MMA), has not competed since UFC 222 in March of 2018, where he scored a decision victory over Andre Soukhamthath.
‘Sugar’ had tested positive for ostarine before his slated bout at UFC 229 and has been trying to prove his innocence.
Meanwhile, Jose Quinonez (8-3 MMA) was last seen in the Octagon at September’s event in Mexico City, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Carlos Huachin.
Round one begins and Sean O’Malley lands a side kick. He follows that up with a front kick to the body and then a jab. Both men with low kicks. Quinonez fires off a right hand. O’Malley with another front kick. He lands a side kick to the thigh of Jose. Quinonez misses with a counter left. He throws a spinning back kick to the body that lands and then charges in with a combination. O’Malley retreats and circles out. He lands a low kick and then just misses with a right hand. ‘Sugar’ with a jab. He lands a right hand and then a kick. Quinonez is down. Ground and pound from Sean O’Malley. This one is all over! Wow!
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Official UFC 248 Result: Sean O’Malley def. Jose Quinonez via TKO in Round 1
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com March 7, 2020