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When is O’Malley vs Nurmagomedov?
Sean O’Malley could potentially take on Umar Nurmagomedov, in Spring 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 Nurmagomedov 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.
Umar Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a massive power advantage over Nurmagomedov, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 13%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nurmagomedov would have a massive advantage over O'Malley, boosting at 44% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the older man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 3 inches over Nurmagomedov. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Nurmagomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought the same amount of professional rounds, 34 to Nurmagomedov's 34.
O’Malley vs Nurmagomedov 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.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Nurmagomedov's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs Nurmagomedov?
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