Aug 19 2023
Saturday

TD Garden, Boston, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
23-3-0
KO 2
KO 2
16-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Bantamweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
29
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

SDKOSDOthersSUB
Form
SDNCKOKOKO
23
Wins
16
3
By KO
11
13
KO%
69
8
By SUB
1
35
SUB%
6
3
Loses
1
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2015
26
Bouts
18
71
Rounds
32
5 hours, 31 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 13 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

-
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Aljamain Sterling vs Sean O’Malley report

Who won Sterling vs O’Malley?

Sean O’Malley beat Aljamain Sterling by knockout in the 2nd round during the main event of UFC 292, on Saturday 19th August 2023 at TD Garden in Boston.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Bantamweight championship.

Sterling vs O’Malley stats

Aljamain Sterling stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Sean O’Malley made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Aljamain Sterling's 20th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2014.

Aljamain Sterling's UFC record stood at 16-4-0, while Sean O’Malley's came in at 10-1-0.

The stats suggested O'Malley had a massive power advantage over Sterling, boasting a 69% knock out percentage over Sterling's 13%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sterling had a large advantage over O'Malley, boasting a 35% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.

Aljamain Sterling was the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.

O'Malley had a height advantage of 4 inches over Sterling. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Sterling was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 10 months earlier than O'Malley, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 37 more professional rounds, 76 to O'Malley's 39.

Sterling vs O’Malley form

Sterling had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 opponent and going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Petr Yan at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Petr Yan at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by split decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

O'Malley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beaten 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, his fight against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 ended in a no contest.

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 was victorious against 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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sean O’Malley had been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.

Going to this contest, Aljamain Sterling had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 3 days ago, while Sean O’Malley's last outing had been 1 year, 8 months and 17 days ago.

Sterling's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

O'Malley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Sterling vs O’Malley?

Aljamain Sterling was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Sean O’Malley made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.

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