Training at The MMA Lab in Glendale, Arizona, United States, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley, 25, was one of the winners at “UFC 248.” It was the undefeated mixed martial artist’s second win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Featuring 11 MMA matches, including two title bouts, the UFC held “UFC 248” at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on March 7, 2020. In the sixth bout of the evening, O’Malley competed against Jose Alberto “El Teco” Quiñones, 29, of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in the bantamweight division.
Dan Miragliotta served as the referee. He put a stop to the bantamweight contest at 2 minutes and 2 seconds in the first round when O’Malley knocked out Quiñones via head kick and punches.
Losing to O’Malley downgraded the professional MMA record of Quiñones to 8 wins and 4 losses. Maintaining his undefeated record, the MMA Lab representative now has 11 wins and 0 loss.
“I know I have it, I don’t know what it is,” O’Malley said in a “UFC 248” post-fight interview. “No one can really put a finger on what it is. Dana White knows I have it. The UFC knows I have it.”
Including Mexico and the U.S., 12 other countries were represented at “UFC 248.” The others were Argentina, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, Georgia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and the U.S.
O’Malley was one of the 10 representatives of the U.S. Quiñones solely represented Mexico.
In the main event of the evening, UFC Middleweight Champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, 30, of Auckland, New Zealand successfully defended his belt from Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero, 42, of Pinar del Rio, Cuba and Miami, Florida, USA. The Nigerian-Kiwi champion won via unanimous decision.
In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, 32, of Olsztyn, Poland challenged UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion “Magnum” Zhang Weili, 30, of Hebei, China. The Chinese defending champion won via split decision.
Born in Helena, Montana, USA on October 24, 1994, O’Malley has been competing professionally since 2015. An alum of “Dana White’s Contender Series” and “The Ultimate Fighter 26,” he made his successful UFC debut on March 3, 2018 by defeating Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath, 31, of Lakeworth, Florida, USA via unanimous decision at “UFC 22” at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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