Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan powered through to the second round of the UK Championship with a 6-0 victory over Ross Bulman in York.

O'Sullivan secured his win in just 66 minutes, making breaks of 88, 90, 133, 66 and 65 as he looks to win the title for the third consecutive year.

The 43-year-old Chigwell star told BBC Sport: "It wasn't easy. He is a very good prospect but it was hard for him out there playing me.

"I think you'll be seeing a lot more of him at some point."

The Rocket will take on Tian Pengfei in the second round after a comfortable win over 18-year-old Bulman.