Oct 22 2022
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 281
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
16-3-0

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

15-1-0

The tape

29
Age
27
5' 7" / 169 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

SD 5UD 5Others 4KO 5KO 3
Form
NCKO 1KO 3KO 3KO 1
16
Wins
15
7
By KO
11
44
KO%
73
1
By Sub
1
6
SUB%
7
3
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2015
19
Bouts
17
61
Rounds
29
4 hours, 43 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 58 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

1
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
10

Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley preview

When is Yan vs O’Malley?

Petr Yan will square off against Sean O’Malley, during the main card of UFC 281, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Yan vs O’Malley stats

Petr Yan steps into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Sean O’Malley will make his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest O'Malley has a large advantage in power over Yan, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Yan's 44%.

Petr Yan is the older man by 2 years, at 29 years old.

O'Malley has a height advantage of 4 inches over Yan. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Yan is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 11 months earlier than O'Malley, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 32 more professional rounds, 61 to O'Malley's 29.

Yan vs O’Malley form

Yan has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had beat Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had defeated Urijah Faber at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Sean O’Malley has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he had defeated Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Marlon Vera at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean O’Malley has been fighting more than Petr Yan.

Petr Yan last fought 4 months and 1 day ago, while Sean O’Malley's last outing was 1 month and 8 days ago.

Yan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

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