Heavyweight Raulian Payva thinks Sean O’Malley will fall under pressure and thinks he has “swallowed” a very popular bantamweil against Marlon Vera in UFC 252.
“” Tominxas ” [Almeida] was basically at the end of his UFC career and [Kris Moutinho], who took the battle in a short time, was much lighter than him. [Moutinho] could have been beaten, but it was lower than that, ”Paiva said Guilherme Cruz from MMA in a recent interview.
“And he lost when he was a strong fighter. Marlon Vera was very experienced, he had a lot of fights in the UFC, he was pressured and that’s it. He fainted, he was frustrated and it happened that he was technically disabled. ldi. … There are fighters who know how to hit, but slow down when they are under pressure, and I see that in O’Malley.
O’Malley lost to Vera by technical knockout in the first round, but returned with victories over Thomas Almeida and Chris Moutino.
Some see Suga as the future of the UFC in the lightweight division, but Paiva, who ranks 15th in the rankings, plans to get off the noisy train on December 11th.
The Brazilian is able to stand on his own two feet with O’Malley, but is looking to submit on the night of the fight.
“If he gets frustrated, I can obey him, but my hand can fall because he keeps his hands low,” Paiva said. “But I think it will be through submission.”
Paiva and O’Malley are expected to take part in the UFC 269 tournament, which is scheduled to take place on December 11 at the TBA.