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Bantamweight Division

#6 PFP


Title Holder


Sean O'Malley

Bantamweight Division

18-1-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Sean O'Malley

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Helena, United States
Trains at
MMA LAB - Glendale, AZ
Octagon Debut
Jul. 18, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015

  • 12 wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • Nine first round finishes

  • On seven-fight unbeaten streak (6-0, 1 NC)

  • Six of last eight wins by KO

  • Origin of nickname: “Because ​I’m so sweet to watch.”

UFC 299 (3/9/24) O'Malley won a five round unanimous decision over Marlon Vera to retain his UFC bantamweight title 

UFC 292 (8/19/23) O'Malley stopped Aljamain Sterling via strikes at :51 of the second round to win the UFC bantamweight title 

UFC 280 (10/22/22) O'Malley won a three round split decision over Petr Yan 

UFC 276 (7/2/22) O’Malley’s bout with Pedro Munhoz was declared a no contest at 1:51 of the second round when Munhoz was unable to continue after an accidental eye poke

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