Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is O’Malley vs Volkanovski?
Sean O’Malley could potentially take on Alexander Volkanovski, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
O’Malley vs Volkanovski 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.
Alexander Volkanovski would make his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest O'Malley would have a large advantage in power over Volkanovski, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Volkanovski's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Volkanovski would have a slight advantage over O'Malley, with a 12% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.
Sean O’Malley is the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
O'Malley has a height advantage of 5 inches over Volkanovski. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
O'Malley is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 9 months later than Volkanovski, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 46 less professional rounds, 34 to Volkanovski's 80.
O’Malley vs Volkanovski 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 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 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.
Going into that contest, he had 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.
Before that, he had won against Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Volkanovski has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Before that, he had won against Max Holloway at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
In terms of recent activity, Alexander Volkanovski has been fighting more than Sean O’Malley.
Sean O’Malley last fought 3 months and 14 days ago, while Alexander Volkanovski's last outing was 1 month and 12 days ago.
O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Volkanovski's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months. 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 Volkanovski?
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