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Sean O’Malley vs Henry Cejudo preview
When is O’Malley vs Cejudo?
Sean O’Malley could set to fight Henry Cejudo, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 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 Cejudo stats
Sean O’Malley would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Henry Cejudo would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have an advantage in power over Cejudo, with a 69% knock out percentage over Cejudo's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest O'Malley would have a slight advantage over Cejudo, with a 6% submission rate over Cejudo's 0%.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 8 years, at 28 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 7 inches over Cejudo. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 year later than Cejudo, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 10 less professional rounds, 32 to Cejudo's 42.
O’Malley vs Cejudo 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 defeated 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.
Previous to that, he defeated Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Cejudo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago.
Going into that contest, he had defeated T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Before that, he had won against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by split decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
He had defeated Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
In terms of recent activity, Sean O’Malley has been fighting more than Henry Cejudo.
Sean O’Malley last fought 5 months and 8 days ago, while Henry Cejudo's last outing was 2 years, 10 months and 21 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Cejudo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs Cejudo?
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