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Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley report
Who won Yan vs O’Malley?
Sean O’Malley beat Petr Yan by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 29-28 in favor of winner Sean O’Malley.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Yan vs O’Malley stats
Petr Yan stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage 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 suggested O'Malley had a large advantage in power over Yan, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Yan's 44%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested O'Malley had a slight advantage over Yan, with a 7% submission rate over Yan's 6%.
Petr Yan was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
O'Malley had a height advantage of 4 inches over Yan. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Yan was 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 had fought 37 more professional rounds, 69 to O'Malley's 32.
Yan vs O’Malley form
Yan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.
Yan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
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