Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-10-22, close fight with some nice exchanges: Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
O’Malley vs Yan is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 22nd, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) in a 3-round bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg) bout; it is on the undercard of Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev – UFC 280. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Petr Yan record
The former Ufc Bw champion Petr Yan entered this fight with a professional record of 16-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 bantamweight in the world.
He lost two out of his last three bouts, both against Aljamain Sterling (via disqualification – illegal knee, in the first one, Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling and with a controversial split decision in the rematch Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan II); between these two fights he defeated Cory Sandhagen (Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen).
Sean O’Malley record
His opponent, Sean O’Malley, has a mma record of 15-1-0 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.21 in the bantamweight division.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Marlon Vera in 2020, due to leg injury (Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera), after this match he has beat Thomas Almeida (Sean O’Malley vs Thomas Almeida), Kris Moutinho (Sean O’Malley vs Kris Moutinho) and Raulian Paiva (Sean O’Malley vs Raulian Paiva); he also faced Pedro Munhoz in 2022 but it ended in a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke (Pedro Munhoz vs Sean O’Malley).
Here is the UFC 280 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on PPV)
Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev
Aljamain Sterling vs TJ Dillashaw
Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley
Mateusz Gamrot vs Beneil Dariush
Katlyn Chookagian vs Manon Fiorot
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Belal Muhammad vs Sean Brady
Caio Borralho vs Makhmud Muradov
Volkan Oezdemir vs Nikita Krylov
Gadzhi Omargadzhiev vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Armen Petrosyan vs AJ Dobson
Muhammad Mokaev vs Malcolm Gordon
Karol Rosa vs Lina Lansberg
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 280 countdown Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Yan vs O’Malley fight?
Sean O’Malley defeated Petr Yan via split decision. Scores were 28-29, 29-28, 29-28.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 280 post-fight octagon interview of Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley.