The undefeated of Sean O’Malley came to an end in the UFC 252 and not in the way that was expected, after an injury and loss by technical knockout. In one of the most attractive crashes the 135-pound division has to offer, the Ecuadorian Marlon vera he laughed at the end and took advantage of an injury O’Malley sustained to his ankle, to finish with some ground and pound. After the number fourteen in the ranking was not able to defend himself, due to the ailment he suffered when trying to connect a kick, he liquidated him.
Thus, ‘Chito’ returns to the path of victory, after his controversial defeat by unanimous decision against Chinese Song Yadong at the UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on May 16. For O’Malley, This is the first defeat he suffers at a professional level, being one of the most eccentric when it comes to contesting his contests. The Dana White’s Contender Series surgeon had already faced a similar injury during his fight with Andre Soukhamthath, so now he will have to wait to find out what happened.
The American Sean O’Malley he wanted to provoke the Ecuadorian, Marlon vera, who had no mercy and knocked him out in less than five minutes. The controversial fighter who was undefeated tried to do his thing before the match, when he came out with his hair painted the color of the Ecuadorian flag. Undoubtedly, a touch that, although ‘Chito’ was not amused, he said nothing and everything showed them in the octagon. In there, he gave her a short beating that will stop talking.
«To reach the highest level you have to be humble. He was my inspiration for everything he did in the preview. Everyone knows that I am a tough person and that I train hard every day. I came for this, I warned that I was going to finish it. Here I am, ready to die up there. When he hit my calf, I think he injured himself. He can say what he wants. He has a strong hand, but he doesn’t throw combinations. The dog that I have inside is bigger than any of the ones that all of them have, “he said. Vera, at the end of the combat.
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Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter. Victory for Daukaus in the first round by technical knockout.
Livinha Souza vs. Ashley Yoder. Victory for Souza by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
TJ Brown vs. Daniel Chavez. Victory for Chavez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba. Victory for Jadiroba by submission in the first round.
Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel. Victory for Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27).
John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili (Bantamweight). Victory for Dvalishvili by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda (Featherweight). Victory for Pineda by knockout in the second round.
Junior dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (Heavyweight). Victory for Jairzinho by knockout in the second round.
Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera (Bantamweight). Victory for Chito Vera by knockout in the first round.
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier III (Heavyweight). Victory for Miocic by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46 and 48-47).