Sean O’Malley’s return to the cage could potentially be against Thomas Almeida at UFC 260. O’Malley announced the potential opponent and matchup through his personal Youtube channel on Tuesday, mentioning that he was sent a contract for the fight.
Should the matchup happen, it will join a pay-per-view card that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
The return of O’Malley would see him look to bounce back following his first loss as a pro in 2020.
O’Malley was stopped by Marlon Vera within a round in his last showing. Vera got the win by capitalizing on a foot injury that was severely detrimental to O’Malley’s mobility throughout the fight.
O’Malley had four UFC wins prior to his loss to Vera.
Almeida would attempt to snap a three-fight losing streak in March. Almeida made his return to action in October, competing for the first time since 2018.
Almeida lost his fight in October via decision to Jonathan Martinez.
UFC 260 currently has a heavyweight and featherweight title fight high-up on the card. Here is the updated lineup.
Bout 8: Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) vs. Brian Ortega (15-1) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 7: Stipe Miocic (20-3) vs. Francis Ngannou (15-3) (UFC Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 6: Johnny Walker (18-5) vs. Jimmy Crute (12-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Modestas Bukauskas (11-3) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-4) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Randa Markos (10-10-1) vs. Luana Pinheiro (8-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 3: Jessica Penne (12-5) vs. Hannah Goldy (5-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Tyron Woodley (19-6-1) vs. Vicente Luque (19-7-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Thomas Almeida (22-4) vs. Sean O’Malley (12-1) (Bantamweight)