The opening fight of UFC 264’s main card features the fight between the UFC Bantamweight fighter Sean O’Malley (13-1) and the debutant Kris Moutinho (9-4). Here is the UFC 264 Sean O Malley vs Kris Moutinho Prediction and Fight Preview.
UFC 264: Sean O Malley vs Kris Moutinho Preview
Sean O’Malley is one of the most popular UFC fighters holding a huge fan following over social media. He made a name for himself in the promotion by knocking out Alfred Khashakyan at the Dana White contender series 2.
With this win, he earned the UFC contract and entered the promotion. After this Sean O’Malley won four consecutive fights before he finally lost against Marlon Vera at UFC 252, which was the first loss of his MMA career.
He faced an injury in this fight due to which O’Malley was ruled out of the Octagon for some time but he returned back to action at UFC 260 and secured a third-round KO win against Thomas Almeida.
Now, with a win in this fight, he’ll look forward to climbing the Bantamweight rankings. On the other hand, Kris Moutinho is making his UFC debut with this fight. This match was originally scheduled between Sean O’Malley and Louis Smolka earlier.
But Smolka pulled out his name a week before the fight due to injury and the newcomer Moutinho gets the chance to face one of the most popular guys in the division. He’ll also look forward to making an impact on his debut by knocking out O’Malley.
UFC 264: Sean O Malley vs Kris Moutinho Prediction
Sean O’Malley is the heavy betting favorite entering into this fight with odds of -763 in his favor against Kris Moutinho who will be stepping into this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +590 in his favor.
This fight is going to be a perfect starter for the highly anticipated fight card of UFC 264 and both of these guys would like to make a mark on this day.
Predicted Result: Sean O’Malley def Kris Moutinho