Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is O’Malley vs Vera II?
Sean O’Malley could potentially face the challenge of Marlon Vera, in Summer 2023.
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 Vera II 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.
Marlon Vera would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a large advantage in power over Vera, boasting at 69% knock out percentage over Vera's 40%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a massive advantage over O'Malley, boosting at 40% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 3 inches over Vera. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 8 months later than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 36 less professional rounds, 32 to Vera's 68.
O’Malley vs Vera II 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.
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had defeated Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Sean O’Malley has been fighting more than Marlon Vera.
Sean O’Malley last fought 3 months and 9 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 5 months and 18 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on O’Malley vs Vera II?
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