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When is O’Malley vs S. Nurmagomedov?
Sean O’Malley could potentially take on Said Nurmagomedov, in Spring 2024.
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 S. 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.
Said Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a massive power advantage over Nurmagomedov, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 22%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nurmagomedov would have a large advantage over O'Malley, boosting at 33% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 3 inches over Nurmagomedov. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 year and 6 months later than Nurmagomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 10 less professional rounds, 34 to Nurmagomedov's 44.
O’Malley vs S. 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 defeated 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 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.
Going into that contest, he had 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.
Before that, he had beat Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
Said Nurmagomedov has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Muin Gafurov at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jonathan Martinez at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Saidyokub Kakhramonov at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Douglas Andrade at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Cody Stamann at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
In terms of recent activity, Said Nurmagomedov has been fighting more than Sean O’Malley.
Sean O’Malley last fought 3 months and 11 days ago, while Said Nurmagomedov's last outing was 1 month and 9 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs S. Nurmagomedov?
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