Belts on The Line
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When is O’Malley vs Sterling?
Sean O’Malley could potentially face Aljamain Sterling, in Autumn/Fall 2021.
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 Sterling 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.
Aljamain Sterling would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a massive power advantage over Sterling, boasting at 69% knock out percentage over Sterling's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling would have a large advantage over O'Malley, boosting at 36% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 4 inches over Sterling. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 10 months later than Sterling, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 34 less professional rounds, 32 to Sterling's 66.
O’Malley vs Sterling 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.
Sterling has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won 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.
Before that, he had defeated Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
In terms of recent activity, Sean O’Malley has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.
Sean O’Malley last fought 1 month and 11 days ago, while Aljamain Sterling's last outing was 1 month and 11 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs Sterling?
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