Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won O’Malley vs Paiva?
Sean O’Malley beat Raulian Paiva by , during the main card of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 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 Paiva stats
Sean O’Malley stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Raulian Paiva made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested O'Malley had a massive power advantage over Paiva, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Paiva's 19%.
Sean O’Malley was the older man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
O'Malley had a height advantage of 3 inches over Paiva. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 5 months later than Paiva, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 27 to Paiva's 62.
O’Malley vs Paiva form
O'Malley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Eddie Wineland at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
O'Malley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.