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#12 Bantamweight Division



Sean O'Malley

Bantamweight Division

15-1-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Sean O'Malley

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Learn more about Sean O'Malley's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Helena, United States
Trains at
MMA LAB - Glendale, AZ
Octagon Debut
Jul. 18, 2017
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015
  • 11 wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
  • Nine first round finishes
  • On three-fight winning streak
  • Last five wins by KO
  • Origin of nickname: “Because ​I’m so sweet to watch.”

UFC History
UFC 276
(7/2/22) O'Malley's bout with Pedro Munhoz was ruled a no contest (accidental eye poke) at 3:09 of the second round 
UFC 269 (12/11/21) O’Malley stopped Raulian Paiva via strikes at 4:42 of the first round
UFC 264 (7/10/21) O’Malley stopped Kris Moutinho via strikes at 4:33 of the third round
UFC 260 (3/27/21) O'Malley knocked out Thomas Almeida at 3:52 of the third round
UFC 252 (8/15/20) O’Malley was stopped by Marlon Vera via strikes at 4:40 of the first round
UFC 250 (6/6/20) O’Malley knocked out Eddie Wineland at 1:54 of the first round
UFC 248 (3/7/20) O’Malley stopped Jose Quinonez via strikes at 2:02 of the first round
UFC 222 (3/3/18) O’Malley won a three round unanimous decision over Andre Soukhamthath
TUF 26 Finale (12/1/17) O’Malley won a three round unanimous decision over Terrion Ware

Dana White's Contender Series
Week 2 (7/18/17) O’Malley knocked out Alfred Khashakyan at 4:14 of the first round


When and why did you start training for fighting? To become self-confident.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I want to perform in front of the most people possible, and the UFC is the place to do that.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked with mentally disabled people in a group home.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 12-2 in MMA, 4-0 kickboxing, 2-0 boxing
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 1-0 pro boxing.
Favorite grappling technique: High elbow guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: spinning techniques