Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley will take on Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 264 card.

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

The 26-year-old, Sean O’Malley is coming in with a 13-1-0 record. O’Malley will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Thomas Almeida at UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou in March.

Smolka, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Jose Quinonez on March 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori and holds a 17-7-0 record.

Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka
26
Age
30
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 9″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
72″
Reach
68″
13-1-0
Record
17-7-0
Switch
Stance
Orthodox

Sean O’Malley has an switch fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 30-year-old, Louis Smolka is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ 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.

Sean O’Malley:
→ O’Malley’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ O’Malley lands 6.31 significant strikes per minute.
→ O’Malley’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ O’Malley’s takedown average is 0.79 per 15 minutes.
→ O’Malley’s takedown defense is 60%.

O’Malley comes in with 57% striking accuracy, typically landing about 6.31 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Smolka fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 4.44 significant strikes per minute. Sean O’Malley also has a 50% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.79 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Smolka’s 1.84 takedowns and 31% takedown accuracy.

Louis Smolka:
→ Smolka’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Smolka lands 4.44 significant strikes per minute.
→ Smolka’s takedown accuracy is 37%.
→ Smolka’s takedown average is 1.84 per 15 minutes.
→ Smolka’s takedown defense is 31%.

Louis spent on average 9:48 minutes in the Octagon and Sean has an average fight time of 8:06 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 264 is live in , who do you think will win, Sean or Louis? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Date
July 10, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka

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