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Local MMA Fighter Celebrates New Year With Tongue-In-Cheek Weigh-In

Dec 31, 2018, 3:48 PM | Updated: Jan 5, 2019, 3:31 pm
(Nick Karp/PFL)...
(Nick Karp/PFL)
(Nick Karp/PFL)

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Utah native Sean O’Connell added another clip of fun antics to his fun collection at the Professional Fighters League official weigh-ins ahead of his championship bout with $1 million on the line.

O’Connell has had fun at weigh-ins since he made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2014.

He is set to face Vinny Magalhaes for the Light Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve.

Magalhaes decided to join O’Connell on having some fun when they had their staredown after weighing in before they square off in the octagon.

Both fighters made their 205 lbs. weight and are ready to battle for $1 million and the championship belt.

(Nick Karp/PFL)

O’Connell isn’t the only person from the state of Utah that is on the card in New York City. Provo native Steven Siler will face Lance Palmer for the Featherweight Championship belt and $1 million.

Both Siler and Palmer made weight at 145 lbs. They will face off for the second time in 13 months with Palmer picking up the win via decision in 2017.

(Nick Karp/PFL)

The fight card will begin at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve on NBCSN.

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