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“He’s a legitimate opponent” Sean O’Malley praises his next UFC 260 rival Thomas Almeida

Sean O'Malley seems to be excited for his upcoming fight.

UFC 260 is stacked with back-to-back stunning battles. Sean O’Malley (12-1-0) is scheduled to face (22-4-0) Thomas Almeida for the bantamweight bout. The Bantamweight bout between “Sugar” and “Thominhas” ranks third on Main Card following the Heavyweight title bout and the Welterweight bout.

Sean O’Malley was last seen on August 15, 2020, where the fighter lost his 12 match winning streak to Marlon Vera at UFC 252. The fighter now looks forward to making a successful return by locking his horns with the 29-year-old Thomas Almeida. The bout between the two has already attracted every UFC fan’s eye.

Recently, in a press conference, Sean O’Malley talked about his upcoming bout against ‘Thominhas’ where he was seen not so worried and is really very excited for the fight. The fighter praised his opponent, calling him ‘a legitimate opponent’.

Sean O'Malley seems to be excited for his upcoming bout.

Sean O’Malley kicks Andre Soukhamthath in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 222 event on March 3, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

When asked if the scheduled bout excited him or he would like to fight someone higher up, the fighter said, “No I was excited about that fight. Uh, he’s a good kickboxer. His last three fights, he’s lots of good people, like really good guys. So it’s you know I think he’s a legitimate opponent.”

The fighter believes that the Brazilian coming off three losses might make him a more dangerous opponent. Even though Almeida lost four out of his five recent bouts, the 29-year-old fighter holds a remarkable scorecard of 22-4-0, and Sean O’Malley respects that.

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Sean O’Malley tweets ahead of the fight

On March 23, 2021, the fighter took it to Twitter, recalling his upcoming bout against Almeida. The fighter again looks excited and expressed a calm mind, calling it the ‘FIGHT WEEK!!’

The fight takes place this Saturday and O’Malley looks calm and aims to focus in only one direction for the time being, which is Thomas Almeida. Even though the fighter has received hate from some fans, he seems to be unaffected. He is ready to step back inside the Octagon and prove who Sean O’Malley is.

The fans nailed it in the comment section, where they can not wait anymore for the UFC 260. Also, they gave their best wishes to the fighter. UFC 260 will take place on March 27, 2021, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, United States.

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