One of the most popular and attractive UFC fighters Sean O’Malley is scheduled to make his next appearance in December this year. His opponent will be Brian Kelleher (23-12-0), an experienced and very uncomfortable fighter.
Sean O'Malley was supposed to fight Frankie Edgar in New York on November 6, but "Sugar" refused to fight in New York because of the excessive tax levies which fighters have to pay performing in New York. O’Malley tried to get the UFC matchmakers to hold a fight between him and Edgar a month later in Las Vegas, but he got a rejection and they had to look for a new opponent for him.
Edgar will eventually fight Marlon Vera in New York, and O'Malley will face Kelleher, who is not as renowned and quality a fighter as Frankie Edgar. The date of the fight, as well as the fight, have not yet been definitively confirmed by the promotion.
It is speculated that Kelleher and O’Malley will do the match on Dec. 11 as part of the UFC 269 event. Although the match has not been officially confirmed, Brian Kelleher posted photos of Sean and him via his Twitter profile, writing: "She said yes," with the "emoji" of the engagement ring, and along he tagged O'Malley in his post.
Brian Kelleher is quite an active fighter. During 2020, he had four matches, and he had twice more this year. He never had more than two wins in a row, and in his currently last appearance he has beaten Domingo Pilarte.
We had the opportunity to watch that fight on August 21, and Kelleher celebrated with a unanimous decision. Ten times in his career, Brian has won by submission, and his "guillotine" is especially dangerous. Sean O’Malley has also performed twice this year.
He knocked out Thomas Almeida in the third round of the fight in March while beating Chris Moutinho, who was then making his UFC debut, at the UFC 264 event in July. "Sugar" ended the fight, because the referee decided 27 seconds before the end of the fight that Moutinho had suffered enough damage.
Brian Kelleher may not be a name from the very top of the category, but with the exception of Marlon Vera, he is perhaps the best opponent in Sean's career so far. It is obvious that both fighters are motivated and very dangerous.
2e can expect only a real spectacle and a male fight in which only one will win. Sean will definitely face the toughest opponent so far, and we believe in his readiness before this match.