UFC star recalls Cody Gabrandt's relapse and says the current champion's fate will be the same

North American recognizes Ilia Topuria's abilities, but predicts the athlete's downfall in his next performance

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Sean O'Malley at a press conference at UFC (Photo: Reproduction/UFC)

Despite the great success that Ilia Topuria has had in his career in MMA, Sean O'Malley believes that the Spanish-Georgian will soon have a historic defeat in the UFC. To justify the theory, the North American recalled a time lived by cody garbrandt, who after winning the bantamweight belt, ended up entering a delicate phase in the organization.

“Ilia will be next cody garbrandt. He (Cody) had his little performance about Dominick Cruz. He (Topuria) is about to be beaten by Max Holloway and from then on there will be a big drop. I think Ilia is one of the most skilled guys in the UFC, but f*ck him,” said O'Malley during the recording of his podcast.

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Victorious in his last appearance, Topuria became featherweight champion (up to 65,7kg) after becoming the first fighter to defeat Alexander Volkanovsky in the category. With great power in his hands, the fighter knocked out the Australian in the second round and won an unprecedented title in his career. The athlete currently has 15 victories and has not suffered any defeats on his record.

TJ. Dillashaw (left) defeated C. Garbrandt (right) (Photo: Reproduction Instagram ufc_brasil)

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On the other hand, Garbrandt, after the victory over Cruz, embarked on three consecutive defeats in the organization. Despite the bad moment, the North American managed to recover, but since then he has not been able to return to the top 15 of the division he reigned. In his last fight, the athlete was submitted for the first time in his career against Deiveson Figueiredo No. UFC 300.

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