An upcoming bantamweight division contest between Sean O’Malley and Jose Quinonez will still go on as planned, but it will happen on a different card.
MMA Junkie reported that the bout has been moved from UFC 247 to UFC 248, but no reason was given for the change at this time.
O’Malley (10-0-0) has already picked up a pair of victories under the UFC banner, having defeated Terrion Ware and Andre Soukhamthath. O’Malley also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 2, defeating Alfred Khashakyan by first round knockout. O’Malley is going to be back in action for the first time in almost two years, as his last bout took place at UFC 222 in March of 2018.
Quinonez (8-3-0) has won five of his last six in the UFC, with those wins coming over Leonardo Morales, Joey Gomez, Diego Rivas, Teruto Ishihara and Carlos Huachin. Quinonez made it to the finals of the UFC Ultimate Fighter Latin America 1, losing to Alejandro Perez in the finals of the reality show. Quinonez has picked up eight wins as a professional MMA fighter and five of them came by way of decision.
UFC 248 takes place on Saturday, March 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.