Oct 22 2022
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
16-3-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 28-29
  • 29-28
SD 3
15-1-0

The tape

31
Age
29
5' 7" / 169 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

SDUDOthersKOKO
Form
NCKOKOKOKO
16
Wins
15
7
By KO
11
44
KO%
73
1
By SUB
1
6
SUB%
7
3
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

1
UFC
11
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
10

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 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the 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 losses 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, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Petr Yan's UFC record stood at 9-4-0, while Sean O’Malley's came in at 10-1-0.

The stats suggested O'Malley had a large advantage in power over Yan, boasting a 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 31 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 33 more professional rounds, 72 to O'Malley's 39.

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 beaten 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.

O'Malley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he was victorious against Marlon Vera at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by unanimous decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Kaseya Center, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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.

Before that, his fight against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 ended in a no contest.

He had defeated Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sean O’Malley had been fighting more than Petr Yan.

Going to this contest, Petr Yan had last fought 2 years and 3 months ago, while Sean O’Malley's last outing had been 4 months ago.

Yan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

O'Malley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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