Sean O’Malley vs Kris Moutinho full fight video highlights And Photos from UFC 264 , T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas.
UFC Bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley will take on short notice opponent Kris Moutinho in the UFC 264 main card opener on Saturday Night. The event takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and will be broadcasted live on ESPN.
O’Malley was to face Louis Smolka in the card but was lucky to still have his spot after the Later pulled out due to an injury. O’Malley was rolling on some unbeaten streak before getting knocked out by Mallon Vera last August. He has since recovered from that loss with a tko victory over Thomas Almeida in his return back in March.
Kris Moutinho is a very experienced Amateur and has been plying his trade for the promotions such as Classic Entertainment and Sports MMA where he accumulated a 8-4 record. He had a major setback back in 2019, when he got knocked out by Tony Gravely and Johnny Campbell. He has since returned to the win column with a knockout victory over Ashiek Ajim and a submission victory over Andrew Saiss in his Cage Fury Fighting championship Debut.
O’Malley is a heavy favorite in this one and with that an expectation of a possible knockout in favor of O’Malley. Other than that, O’Malley is a very polished fighter with a lot of striking advantages and due to his range, could give an top fighter in his division some issues. facing a short notice fighter will possibly be very easy for him to close the show.
Moutinho will be going against a fighter with a longer reach than him (2 inches) but will go in there aggressive as always. However O’Malley has a great defense and will be able to deal with most of the issues He will be putting him through come fight night. this is looking to be a one-sided fight and O’Malley is expected to end the fight explosively. O’Malley will most likely start out by picking Moutinho apart with leg kicks before landing some heavy flush strikes that will most likely knock him out.