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Sean O’Malley returns against Jose Quinonez at UFC 229

Sean O’Malley fights Jose Quinonez at UFC 229.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The Suga Show is back.

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley will make his return on Oct. 6 against The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America alum Jose Quinonez at UFC 229.

MMA Fighting confirmed the booking Monday following O’Malley’s announcement on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.

O’Malley (10-0) has been sidelined since undergoing surgery in March for a foot injury suffered midway through his UFC 222 win over Andre Soukhamthath. After turning heads with a highlight-reel knockout of Alfred Khashakyan on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, O’Malley cemented himself as a up-and-coming talent to watch at 135 pounds with a pair of impressive victories over Terrion Ware and Soukhamthath.

Quinonez (7-2) has quietly put together an impressive four-fight win streak in the UFC that stretches back to 2015. After dropping a decision to Alejandro Perez in the finals of TUF: Latin America, Quinonez has picked up consecutive victories over Leonardo Morales, Joey Gomez, Diego Rivas, and Teruto Ishihara.

UFC 229 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event is headlined by a blockbuster title fight between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division beltholder Conor McGregor.


Who wins it?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Sean O’Malley
    (1253 votes)
  • 16%
    Jose Quinonez
    (247 votes)
1500 votes total Vote Now

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