He’s right about that: O’Malley has only one loss in 15 pro fights, with an 80% finish rate.
The AllStar MMA roundup
- The AllStar’s John Hyon Ko files the latest edition of his Fight or Flight Blog Series: Phase 1, as he continues his journey towards his first MMA fight.
- The AllStar’s Best Bets: UFC Fight Night Austin: Kattar vs. Emmett – curated by resident handicapper Garrett Kerman
- The Original Fight Island: Leo Elias of Phuket Fight Club
- How do UFC fighters cut weight? An insider’s view
The best of the rest
- Charles Oliveira targets ‘profitable’ fight with Conor McGregor for vacant UFC belt – ESPN.com
- Glover Teixeira reveals he was vomiting after his UFC 275 weight cut, “It’s my fault” – MMAMania.com
- Khamzat Chimaev still wants Nate Diaz fight: ‘I’ll smash that boy, he won’t be the same Diaz anymore’ – MMAFighting.com
- “I’d fight her at 205 lbs” – Ronda Rousey names the one fighter she would unretire for – BloodyElbow.com
- Dana White believes Amanda Nunes is “not that hungry savage she was” before she became champion: “Amanda is a multi-millionaire” – BJPenn.com
Xtreme Couture coach Eddie Barraco is back, and confident his pupil Cody Stamann will buck his recent run of bad luck with a statement-making finish this Saturday.
After a string of losses to tough opposition, punters are high on the chances of ‘Spartan’ rebounding and taking the W this weekend.
Here’s a look at the current lines, presented by crypto sports book Cloudbet:
Triple C is gunning for coach of the year
Paulo and Paddy form an unlikely bond
MMA analyst The Weasle gives his take on the rumoured Aldo vs Dvalishvilli
Karolina Kowalkiewicz shows her adoration for Joanna
The morning view
UFC welterweight Alex Morono gives his take on the Edwards vs Usman II matchup
Zhang Mingyang recaps his Road to UFC performance and getting signed by the promotion
Dan Hardy breaks down this weekend’s co-main event
MMA On Point breaks down the history of ‘fake tapouts’ in the UFC following recent controversy
- Ian Garry to fight Gabe Green at UFC 276 on July 2 (per UFC announcement)
- Andre Fili to fight Lando Vanatta at September 17 UFC event (per MMA Junkie, confirmed by Andre Fili)
- Jason Witt to fight Josh Quinlan at August 6th UFC event (per Sherdog)
- Kamaru Usman to fight Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on August 20th (per UFC announcement)
- Alan Nascimento to fight Malcolm Gordon at August 13th UFC event (per MMA Junkie)
- Takashi Sato to fight Bryan Battle (dropping to welterweight) at August 6th UFC event (per MMA Fighting)
On this day in MMA…
On June 15, 2013, Future UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision at UFC 161. This win would put Miocic back into the win column after suffering his first career loss to Stephen Struve six months prior.