The "Suga Show" appears to be must-see viewing.
All three bantamweights earned impressive victories, with the 25-year-old O'Malley making the first statement in Las Vegas. Considered by many to be one of MMA's top prospects and the No. 2 fighter in ESPN's rankings of the top 25 fighters under 25 years old in 2019, O'Malley recorded a first-round, one-punch knockout of veteran Eddie Wineland.
The stiff right-hand shot from O'Malley certainly wowed longtime color analyst Joe Rogan, who on the ESPN+ pay-per-view said, "That may have been the greatest walkaway KO we've ever seen."
That devastating blow got a challenger soon after, courtesy of Garbrandt.
The former UFC bantamweight champ ended a three-fight skid with a right hook at the end of Round 2 that knocked Raphael Assuncao out cold.
In between those KOs was Sterling's victory over Cory Sandhagen in a fight that likely determined the division's top title contender.
Sterling took Sandhagen down early and ended the fight with a rear-naked choke just 1 minute, 28 seconds into the first round.
Those performances had social media buzzing, with UFC fighters heaping praise on all three fighters.
Garbrandt's KO even had "Iron" Mike Tyson impressed ...
Decent.— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) June 7, 2020
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat Talk about "on the buzzer" #ufc250— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) June 7, 2020
Bell can't save ya when you get punched like that .... #ufc250— Dennis Bermudez (@MenaceBermudez) June 7, 2020
Wow that was one of the sickest KO's I've ever seen 😳 #UFC250— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 7, 2020
Sterling's effort had some fighters making the case for him to fight for the bantamweight crown next ...
What an awesome performance from @funkmasterMMA !!!— Funky Ben (@Benaskren) June 7, 2020
Hell yeahhh !!!! Aljo coming for that belt !!— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) June 7, 2020
Wow statement made— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 7, 2020
SAY IT LOUD FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK ALJO!!! ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 7, 2020
O'Malley added to his growing highlight reel, and his peers took notice ...
O'Malley non-chalant walk off KO like a GGGGGG!!!! 😯😯 #UFC250— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 7, 2020
Ok now I know 😰— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 7, 2020
That was a sick K.O— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) June 7, 2020
Jesus @SugaSeanMMA with that one punch— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) June 7, 2020
Wow— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 7, 2020
100k KO!— Todd Duffee (@ToddDuffee) June 7, 2020