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Sean O’Malley makes his return to the cage at UFC 260 against Thomas Almeida

Adam Martin - February 2, 2021

A bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and Thomas Almeida is the latest addition to the upcoming UFC 260 pay-per-view in March. UFC 260 takes place on March 27 and is headlined by a heavyweight title fight rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. Also on the card is a co-main event featherweight title fight between champion Alexander Volkanvoski and challenger Brian Ortega. O’Malley vs. Almeida could open up the main card or it could be placed on the prelims for this event. Regardless of where it lands on the card, this is a very fun fight that is likely going to be a stand-up war based on their styles.

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Sean O'Malley claims he was offered Thomas Almeida for UFC 258, but 'Thominhas' turned him down

Chris Taylor - December 5, 2020

UFC bantamweight standout Sean O’Malley claims he was offered a bout with Thomas Almeida for UFC 258, but ‘Thominhas’ turned him down. O’Malley (12-1 MMA) suffered the first loss of his professional career in his most recent effort back at UFC 252, this after being stopped by Chito Vera in the very first round. ‘Sugar’ also endured a foot injury during the defeat, but says he is now fully healed an back in training.


Thomas Almeida hopes to return from two-year layoff at UFC 250

Adam D Martin - February 2, 2020

Former top-ranked bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida hopes to return from a two-year layoff this spring at UFC 250 in his native Brazil. Almeida began his MMA career 16-0 with 16 finishes and was the Legacy FC bantamweight champion when the UFC came calling in 2014. The Brazilian defeated Tim Gorman, Yves Jabouin, Brad Pickett and Anthony Birchak in his first four UFC fights, winning $50,000 bonuses in all four of those fights. At the time, Almeida was unstoppable and looked like he would be a future world champion.

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UFC 235 card finalized as Saenz steps up to face Vera

James Lynch - February 4, 2019

With Frankie Saenz replacing Thomas Almeida (eye injury) on short notice against Marlon Vera, the loaded UFC 235 is now finalized with 13 bouts. ESPN was the first to report the news regarding the switch up in this UFC 235 bantamweight matchup.

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UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island gets key bantamweight scrap

Tom Taylor - May 9, 2017

On July 22, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in Long Island with UFC on Fox 25. Over the last few weeks, the card has begun to come together, and today, it’s being reported that the lineup has grown by one crucial bantamweight fight. This fight will pit New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera against Brazilian destroyer Thomas Almeida. This report comes from

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UFC Fight Night 100 Bonuses: With no Fight of the Night, 4 Fighters Take Home Performance Bonuses

Tom Taylor - November 20, 2016

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Sao Paulo, Brazil with its 100th Fight Night card. While the card lacked any real back-and-forth wars (Bellator had us covered in that regard) it did produce some fantastic finishes. As such, the UFC elected not to dish out a Fight of the Night bonus, and award two extra Performance of the Night bonuses instead.

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Thomas Almeida still thinks about Cody Garbrandt loss "all the time"

bjpenndotcom - October 4, 2016

At the beginning of 2016, many predicted that 21-0 Brazilian bantamweight Thomas Almeida would climb to the top of the UFC’s bantamweight rankings by the end of the year, and even potentially earn himself a crack at bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. On May 29th, Almeida stepped into the Octagon against Team Alpha Male prospect Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt, who was also entering the bout undefeated. Ultimately, it took just two minutes and 53 seconds for Garbrandt to finish Almeida with a highlight reel knockout, putting an end to his undefeated streak.

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Video | Thomas Almeida vs. Brad Pickett

Chris Taylor - May 29, 2016 UFC bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida was able to keep his perfect record intact by defeating Brad Pickett at UFC 189 in Las Vegas.

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VIDEO | Thomas Almeida knocks out Brad Pickett with flying knee

Russell Ess - May 21, 2016 UFC Fight Night 88 is set to take place next weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Thomas Almeida predicts he will knock out Cody Garbrandt at UFC Fight Night 88

Russell Ess - March 23, 2016

An exciting matchup between two undefeated bantamweights will take place in the main event of UFC Fight Night 88. Thomas Almeida (21-0) and Cody Garbrandt (8-0) are both looking to stay undefeated as one will likely leave the Octagon that night with a loss. Almeida spoke with Combate (transcribed by Bloody Elbow) and says that despite Garbrandt’s unblemished record, he will come out the victor.

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Confirmed: Undefeated bantamweights Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt set to throw down in May

Chris Taylor - March 19, 2016

May’s UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between undefeated 135-pound fighters Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt. The UFC announced the fight during the UFC Brisbane event.