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Sean O’Malley vs Rafael Fiziev preview
When is O’Malley vs Fiziev?
Sean O’Malley could potentially take on Rafael Fiziev, in Late 2022.
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 Fiziev 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.
Rafael Fiziev would make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a slight advantage in power over Fiziev, with a 69% knock out percentage over Fiziev's 67%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Fiziev would have a slight advantage over O'Malley, with a 8% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 3 inches over Fiziev. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
O'Malley is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 months earlier than Fiziev, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 3 more professional rounds, 32 to Fiziev's 29.
O’Malley vs Fiziev 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.
Fiziev has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Justin Gaethje at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Brad Riddell at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Bobby Green at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had defeated Marc Diakiese at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Sean O’Malley has been fighting more than Rafael Fiziev.
Sean O’Malley last fought 5 months and 2 days ago, while Rafael Fiziev's last outing was 6 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Fiziev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs Fiziev?
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