Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won O’Malley vs Almeida?
Sean O’Malley beat Thomas Almeida by , during the main card of UFC 260, on Saturday 27th March 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sean O’Malley.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
O’Malley vs Almeida stats
Sean O’Malley stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Thomas Almeida made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Almeida had a slight advantage in power over O'Malley, with a 77% knock out percentage over O'Malley's 67%.
Sean O’Malley was the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.
O'Malley had a height advantage of 4 inches over Almeida. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
O'Malley was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 9 months later than Almeida, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 26 to Almeida's 39.
O’Malley vs Almeida form
O'Malley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marlon Vera at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Eddie Wineland at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Andre Soukhamthath at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Terrion Ware at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on 1st December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Park Theatre, Las Vegas.
O'Malley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Almeida's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.