Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Petr “No Mercy” Yan will take on Sean “Sugar” O’Malley in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

In this post, we will break down Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Petr Yan is coming in with a 16-3-0 record. Yan will be fighting for the first time since a loss via split decision against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie in April.

O’Malley, meanwhile, is coming off a CNC nc against Pedro Munhoz on April 9, 2022 at UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier and holds a 15-1-0 (1 NC) record.

Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley
5′ 7″
5′ 11″
135 lbs.
135 lbs.
15-1-0 (1 NC)

Petr Yan has an switch fighting stance with a 67″ reach. The 28-year-old, Sean O’Malley is an switch fighter with a 72″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Petr Yan:
→ Yan’s striking accuracy is 53%.
→ Yan lands 5.45 significant strikes per minute.
→ Yan’s takedown accuracy is 61%.
→ Yan’s takedown average is 1.48 per 15 minutes.
→ Yan’s takedown defense is 90%.

Yan comes in with 53% striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.45 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, O’Malley fires at 62% accuracy, landing about 7.75 significant strikes per minute. Petr Yan also has a 61% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.48 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to O’Malley’s 0.54 takedowns and 64% takedown accuracy.

Sean O’Malley:
→ O’Malley’s striking accuracy is 62%.
→ O’Malley lands 7.75 significant strikes per minute.
→ O’Malley’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ O’Malley’s takedown average is 0.54 per 15 minutes.
→ O’Malley’s takedown defense is 64%.

Sean spent on average 8:25 minutes in the Octagon and Petr has an average fight time of 16:12 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Petr or Sean? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
October 22, 2022
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley

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