Sean O’Malley Unveils Signature Shorts Ahead of UFC 299

"Making a statement with neon pink in the octagon"

A Colorful Statement in the Octagon

UFC champion Sean O’Malley is gearing up to make a fashion statement at this weekend’s UFC 299, as he steps into the octagon wearing a pair of special neon pink shorts. Known for his unique style, including dyed hair and new tattoos for each fight, “Sugar” is taking his personal branding to the next level. O’Malley’s choice of shorts is his latest effort to stand out among hundreds of UFC fighters, showcasing his flair and personality. Fans got a sneak peek of these vibrant shorts, stirring excitement for his upcoming title defense.

Not the Pioneer of Pink

While newer UFC fans might perceive Sean O’Malley as the first fighter to don pink in the octagon, history tells us otherwise. Swedish fans, in particular, might recall Phil Davis wearing pink shorts against Swedish UFC star Alexander Gustafsson in April 2010. Former UFC champion Rich Franklin also sported pink-accented shorts during his tenure. This tradition of fighters wearing creative shorts has become less common since the UFC’s apparel partnerships, first with Reebok and now with Venum. However, O’Malley’s choice might inspire a resurgence of unique fight wear in the UFC.

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A Rematch with High Stakes

As O’Malley prepares to face Marlon “Chito” Vera, the only fighter to have defeated him in his career, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Their rematch at UFC 299 serves as the main event, promising a thrilling showdown. Fans and fighters alike will be watching to see if O’Malley’s special shorts bring him luck as he aims to defend his bantamweight title for the first time against his rival.

UFC 299: O’Malley vs Vera 2 – Fight Card, Information, and Swedish Timings

The star-studded UFC 299 gala, headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera, is set to captivate fans. Below is the full fight card and information on Swedish timings, ensuring fans don’t miss a moment of the action.


Sean O’Malley on his special shorts: “I really want to stand out in the octagon, and what better way to do that than with something as eye-catching as neon pink shorts? It’s more than just a color; it’s a statement.”

Phil Davis reflects on his pink shorts: “It was about showing support and making a difference. Wearing pink was a way to stand out, but also to highlight important issues.”

Rich Franklin on breaking the norm with his attire: “When I wore pink, I knew it would get people talking. It’s not just about fighting in the octagon, but also making an impression outside of it.”

Sean O’Malley on his upcoming match against Marlon Vera: “This time it’s personal. I’ve been waiting for a chance at revenge, and I’m ready to show the world what I can really do.”

Marlon Vera on the rematch: “Beating O’Malley once was big, but doing it again would solidify my place as one of the best in the division. I’m more prepared than ever.”

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