UFC bantamweight candidate Sean O’Malley will return to the Octagon on July 10 at UFC 264 against Luis Smolka.
MMA journalist Ryan Frederick The first report of the O’Malley vs. Smolka battle will take place on the undercard of UFC264’s Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor III. BJPenn.com This reservation is accurate and must be made.
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This battle may be disappointing for fans who were hoping to land their top 15-ranked opponents after O’Malley completely destroyed Thomas Almeida on his final expedition. However, UFC matchmakers chose to give O’Malley an unranked fighter in the form of UFC’s longtime veteran Smolka, instead of returning him there with a ranked fighter. However, although Smolka is a very tough and talented fighter in itself, it can already be speculated that fans will criticize O’Malley’s matchmaking.
O’Malley (13-1) has been in the UFC since 2017, defeating Marlon in a 5-1 promotion overall, beating Almeida, Eddie Wineland, Josequinones, Andresoo Kamtus and Terrion Ware. It was. Bella. After knocking out Almeida, O’Malley called for top 10-ranked fighters such as Dominick Cruz. However, the UFC chose to go in a different direction and instead played against veteran Smolka.
Smolka (17-7) returned to the UFC in 2018, then went 3-2 in his second stint in the Octagon, beating Kinones, Ryan McDonald and Sumada Elgi, and losing to Casey Kenney and Matthew Christopher. Smolka also competed in the UFC between 2014 and 2017, during which time he set a 5-5 record in the Octagon. When he plays against O’Malley this summer, he seems to stay above .500 overall.
Who do you think won this bantamweight match between Sean O’Malley and Louis Smolka?
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