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Sean O’Malley set to make his UFC return in March

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 23:57:01-05

LAS VEGAS – Helena mixed martial artist Sean O’Malley will make his return to the octagon at UFC 248 on March 7 in Las Vegas.

For real this time.

The undefeated bantamweight prospect hasn’t fought since recording a unanimous decision win over Andre Soukhamthath in March of 2018. He’s been out of action since then while dealing with a multitude of drug-test related issues, which have led to the cancellation of two scheduled fights.

O’Malley has claimed a tainted supplement led to the positive drug test for ostarine, and came to a resolution with the Nevada Athletic Commision earlier this month. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined the source of the positive tests as a tainted dietary supplement and found no evidence of intentional use.

The resolution included a nine-month suspension retroactively dated to a failed test in July which will expire on Feb. 26, 10 days before his next scheduled fight.

O’Malley (10-0, 2-0 UFC) will fight fellow bantamweight Jose Quinonez (8-3, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 248. The fight was originally scheduled for UFC 247 on Feb. 8 in Houston, but was pushed back following agreement with the NAC.