Sean O’Malley earned a hard-fought victory over a tough Terrion Ware.
The co-main event of “The Ultimate Fighter” 26 Finale featured two prospects in the bantamweight division. O’Malley and Ware clashed inside the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ware got things started with a leg kick. O’Malley went for a front kick, followed by a high kick. A hard body kick landed for O’Malley. Ware connected with a right hand. He tied up his opponent. O’Malley was able to break away. A head kick found the mark for O’Malley.
A straight right hand landed for O’Malley. A left hand then found the target. Ware was pushed off following a clinch attempt and ate a left hand.Round one was all O’Malley.
O’Malley got the second round started with a body kick. An uppercut was there for O’Malley. Ware was able to land a right hand. Ware closed the distance and put the pressure on O’Malley. Ware began landing a bevy of shots. O’Malley saw blood trickle down his nose. Ware connected with a right hand as O’Malley faded. A high kick attempt saw O’Malley fall on his back. A spinning backfist was there for O’Malley. O’Malley went for a jumping triangle, but nothing doing. They scrambled at the end of the round.
A spinning back kick connected for O’Malley early in the final frame. He followed it up with a left hand. O’Malley got a second wind in the final round. He kept peppering Ware with shots. Ware kept moving forward and landed some strikes. O’Malley scored a takedown. Ware got up, but he ended up on his back to end the fight.
Final Result: Sean O’Malley def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)