UFC 276: Sean O’Malley’s showdown with Pedro Munhoz ends in a no contest after horrific eye poke

SEAN O’MALLEY’s surge up the bantamweight ranks was stopped in a it is tracks on account of an unintended eye poke in his showdown with Pedro Munhoz.

The surging bantamweight contender returned to the octagon early on Sunday morning on the principle card of a stacked UFC 276 in Las Vegas.


Sean O’Malley unintentionally poked Pedro Munhoz within the eye of their UFC 276 showdownCredit: UFCMunhoz was unable to see out of his eye, prompting referee Jason Herzog to wave off the contest


Munhoz was unable to see out of his eye, prompting referee Jason Herzog to wave off the competitionCredit: ReutersThe fight was ruled a no-contest


The struggle was dominated a no-contestCredit: Getty

O’Malley had hoped to kickstart a run-up of fights towards the 135lb division’s elite with a statement-making victory over powerful UFC vet Munhoz.

But an unintended eye poke within the second spherical means he’ll have to attend a bit longer to check himself towards the bantamweight division’s huge boys.

As he was being tended to by the physician, Munhoz stated: “All I see is black.”

O’Malley began the competition mild on his ft and regarded to make use of his feint-heavy entrances.

Young Punisher Munhoz regarded to negate the numerous attain and top benefits possessed by O’Malley with heavy calf kicks.

O’Malley checked a number of of them, though a quantity discovered their mark.

A great proper hand discovered a house for O’Malley after he checked a sequence of calf kicks, though the competition was quickly paused for an unintended low blow.

O’Malley partially landed a spinning heel kick after the intermission, which drew a pop from the gang.

Sean O'Malley lands a right hand on Pedro Munhoz


Sean O’Malley lands a proper hand on Pedro MunhozCredit: ReutersMunhoz utilised a calf-kick heavy game plan against O'Malley


Munhoz utilised a calf-kick heavy recreation plan towards O’MalleyCredit: Reuters

Munhoz tried a spinning kick of his personal moments earlier than the top of the primary however was properly vast of the mark, a lot so O’Malley mocked him.

O’Malley feinted much less within the second and was extra commital with the strikes he threw.

He almost closed the present with a spinning wheel kick that simply narrowly missed the mark after an excellent proper hand.

Munhoz continued to go to the calf kick properly however ended up consuming one other good proper hand after biting on a feint.

O’Malley entering into his circulate state with a sequence of jabs, though it quickly got here to an finish after he scrapped Munhoz’s left eye when he tried to submit off.

Jason Herzog didn't hesitate to wave off the contest


Jason Herzog did not hesitate to wave off the competitionCredit: Reuters

The poke did not appear to be too dangerous, nevertheless it quickly grew to become obvious Munhoz could not see.

The cageside physician made no mistake along with his evaluation of the harm, prompting referee Jason Herzog to wave off the competition.


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