Belts on The Line
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When is O’Malley vs Sandhagen?
Sean O’Malley could potentially take on Cory Sandhagen, in Early 2024.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
O’Malley vs Sandhagen stats
Sean O’Malley would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Cory Sandhagen would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a large advantage in power over Sandhagen, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Sandhagen's 41%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sandhagen would have an advantage over O'Malley, with a 18% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
O'Malley has 2-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 months earlier than Sandhagen, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 21 less professional rounds, 34 to Sandhagen's 55.
O’Malley vs Sandhagen form
O'Malley has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he beat Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Petr Yan at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Sandhagen has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Font on 5th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
He had lost to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Cory Sandhagen has been fighting more than Sean O’Malley.
Sean O’Malley last fought 3 months and 11 days ago, while Cory Sandhagen's last outing was 3 months and 25 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Sandhagen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs Sandhagen?
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