Bantamweights Sean O’Malley, Andre Soukhamthath to Clash at UFC 222 in Las Vegas

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 27, 2017


Sean O’Malley and Andre Soukhamthath will lock horns in a bantmweight duel at UFC 222.

Soukhamthath confirmed the pairing via Twitter on Wednesday. UFC 222 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 3. The main card airs on pay-per-view, with prelims appearing on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.



O’Malley emerged as an intriguing prospect following a first-round knockout of Alfred Khashakyan on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 2. The 23-year-old known as “Sugar” followed that up with a unanimous verdict over Terrion Ware in his Octagon debut at “The Ultimate Fighter 26” finale. O’Malley owns a 9-0 professional mark, with seven triumphs coming inside the distance.

Soukhamthath, meanwhile, earn his first promotional triumph with a second-round TKO of Luke Sanders at UFC Fight Night 123 on Dec. 9. “The Asian Sensation” began his UFC tenure with back-to-back split-decision defeats to Albert Morales and Alejandro Perez.

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