Sean O’Malley has quickly taken the entire UFC by storm, and despite being ranked #14 in the UFC Bantamweight rankings, has the interest of all the top contenders in the division. O’Malley picked up a brutal KO finish over Eddie Wineland at UFC 250 to further cement his position in the UFC Bantamweight division. O’Malley has earlier shown incredible performance against Jose Alberto Quinonez, and Andre Soukhamthath, and a brutal KO victory over Terrion Ware dating back to Dana White’s Contender Series.
Sean O’Malley is an efficient striker with credible power in his hands. O’Malley’s rise in UFC has been nothing less than spectacular. The fact that he will co-main event UFC 252, which will headline probably the biggest match in the history of UFC Heavyweight division between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for the Championship belt. O’Malley’s rise in UFC can be compared to another brutal striker who knocked out opponents during his rise to fight for the UFC featherweight championship, Conor McGregor.
Fight fans draw similarities in Sean O’Malley and Conor McGregor
"Conor got called out a lot. Chito [Vera] is getting a co-main event spot because he's fighting me me… So it makes sense."
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 13, 2020
“We are pretty similar in fight style, we knock people out in the first round and we are not afraid to say how we feel the fight is going to play out. We have similar styles, we are explosives strikers. I knock people out in first round, he knocks people out in first round. Conor gets called out a lot. Chito gets to the co-main event spot because he is fighting me. Not that he called me out, he is fighting me and he gets to be in the co-main event.”
It’s hard not to agree with wit Sean O’Malley. Both O’Malley and McGregor are explosives strikers and have one-punch knockout power. McGregor upset the world when he knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win the UFC featherweight championship. O’Malley did something similar when he finished Eddie Wineland in a brutal fashion to pick up the victory at UFC 250.