Thomas Almeida came into the fight against Sean O’Malley as the clear underdog. Almeida was once considered a wunderkind in MMA, however losses on his resume have seen him fall down the pecking order.
Sean O’Malley was expected to roll over Almeida. During the first round, Sean O’Malley hit a crazy clean shin to the chin shot followed by a clean punch. Amazingly, Thomas Almeida was not knocked out cold by the shot.
Daniel Cormier on commentary said that he had “never seen” such a clean kick not knock someone out. You can check out the over zealous walk off from O’Malley below.
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Here’s the full card for tonight’s UFC 260 event:
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
- UFC Heavyweight Championship ’“ Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou
- Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque
- Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Khama Worthy
UFC 260 Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
- Alonzo Menifield vs. Fabio Cherant
- Jared Gooden vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
- Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
- Shane Young vs. Omar Morales
Prelims (ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET)
- Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar
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