- Sean O'Malley is the new UFC Bantamweight Champion.
- O'Malley defeated Aljamain Sterling in the main event of UFC 292 via second-round TKO.
- O'Malley's next opponent is yet to be determined.
Sean O’Malley realized his dream to become a UFC champion after stopping Aljamain Sterling in the main event of UFC 292 inside the TD Garden in Boston. “Suga Sean” defied the UFC odds in that match as the underdog by landing his patented right-hand punch to end Sterling’s reign as the 135-pound division champion.
It was his 17th career victory and 12th TKO/KO win. He now rides a five-fight winning streak that dates back to March 2021. His lone defeat was courtesy of Marlon Vera in August 2020 when he stopped O’Malley in the opening round. With a big target on his back now, who should the 28-year-old face next inside the Octagon?
— UFC (@ufc) August 20, 2023
When is Sean O’Malley’s Next Fight?
There is no confirmed next opponent yet for Sean O’Malley, but he called out Marlon Vera in his post-fight interview and expressed his desire to have a rematch with him later this year for the bantamweight title. Aside from Vera, other ranked challengers like Merab Dvalishvili, Henry Cejudo, and Cory Sandhagen await their title opportunity against O’Malley.
— UFC (@ufc) August 20, 2023
Sean O’Malley MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 17-1
- Wins by TKO/KO: 12
- Wins by submission: 1
- Wins by decision: 4
- Striking accuracy: 61%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 7.43
- Significant strikes absorbed: 3.54
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 0.45
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.45
- Takedown accuracy: 43%
- Significant strikes defense: 62%
- Takedown defense: 60%
- Knockdown average: 1.06
- Average fight time: 9:01
Sean O’Malley Notable Wins
Sean O’Malley’s pile of wins under the UFC includes the names of Terrion Ware, Andre Soukhamthath, Jose Quinonez, Eddie Wineland, Thomas Almeida, Kris Moutinho, Raulian Paiva and Petr Yan.
Sean O’Malley UFC Earnings
Because of multiple performance bonuses, Sean O’Malley’s UFC career earnings now totaled over $2.6 million, with his biggest single fight payout being his fight with Sterling in UFC 292, where he pocketed $1.3 million.
Sean O’Malley Team and Corner
Sean O’Malley trains under MMA Lab, where he is being coached by its founder and head coach John Crouch, along with other coaches such as Benson Henderson, Jarret Aki, Rob Emerson and Chris Zubrycki. Other UFC fighters affiliated with MMA Lab are Pete Rodriguez, Kyler Philips, Mario Bautista, Jared Cannonier, Bryan Barberena and Alex Caceres.
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