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Sean O’Malley vs Paddy Pimblett preview
When is O’Malley vs Pimblett?
Sean O’Malley could potentially face Paddy Pimblett, in Spring 2022.
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 Pimblett 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.
Paddy Pimblett would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a massive power advantage over Pimblett, boasting at 69% knock out percentage over Pimblett's 32%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pimblett would have a massive advantage over O'Malley, boosting at 47% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the same age as Paddy Pimblett, at 28 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 1 inch over Pimblett.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 4 months later than Pimblett, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 12 less professional rounds, 32 to Pimblett's 44.
O’Malley vs Pimblett 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 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 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Pimblett has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Jared Gordon at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jordan Leavitt at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rodrigo Vargas at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Luigi Vendramini at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Decky Dalton at Cage Warriors 113 on 20th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at BEC Arena, Manchester, England.
In terms of recent activity, Sean O’Malley has been fighting more than Paddy Pimblett.
Sean O’Malley last fought 4 months and 24 days ago, while Paddy Pimblett's last outing was 3 months and 8 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Pimblett's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs Pimblett?
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