Sean O’Malley kicks Marlon Vera in their bantamweight bout during UFC 252. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Sean O’Malley kicks Marlon Vera in their bantamweight bout during UFC 252. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Sean O’Malley kicks Marlon Vera in their bantamweight bout during UFC 252. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Andrew Whitelaw
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The Takedown by Andrew Whitelaw

UFC 252: Sean O’Malley’s serious injury a worrying red flag but ‘Sugar’ can still be a star

  • O’Malley suffers first defeat of career as leg injury leads to early TKO by ‘Chito’ Vera in co-main event
  • ‘Sugar’ stretchered out of arena as UFC president White laments return of the rising star injury curse

Sean O’Malley kicks Marlon Vera in their bantamweight bout during UFC 252. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Sean O’Malley kicks Marlon Vera in their bantamweight bout during UFC 252. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Sean O’Malley kicks Marlon Vera in their bantamweight bout during UFC 252. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
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