Sean O’Malley is currently one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC. The American competes in the Bantamweight division and has already gained a decent fan following. O’Malley gained popularity due to his flamboyant fighting style and knockout abilities. The unique personality of the fighter helped him to stand alone in the crowd of new generation UFC fighters.
He is the product of Dana White’s Contender Series 2 and made his UFC debut in the year 2017. O’Malley has an impressive 5-1 record inside the UFC with the only loss against Marlon Vera. Moreover, with very sharp striking abilities he has a total of ten KO finishes throughout his MMA career.
Fight Purses of Sean O’Malley:
O’Malley debuted in the UFC against Terrion Ware at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale in the year 2017. He won the fight via unanimous decision and took home $22,500. This included $10,000 to show, a $10,000 win bonus and a $2,500 Reebok sponsorship.
“Suga” then fought Andre Soukhamthath in his next bout at UFC 222. Even with an injured foot in the third round, he managed to win the fight. O’Malley earned a total of $97,500 from the fight. This included $22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, and $3,500 fight week incentive pay.
However, he lost two opportunities to fight with Marlon Vera and José Alberto Quiñónez due to failing the drug test and was suspended for 6 months by USADA.
After two long years, O’Malley returned to UFC in 2020 and was scheduled to fight José Alberto Quiñónez at UFC 229. He won the fight via TKO in the first round and also earned his first-ever Performance of the Night award. This made his total earnings $123,500, which included $50,000 as the Performance of the Night bonus.
Later that year, Sean went against Eddie Wineland and defeated him via a first-round one-punch KO. The finish earned him $50,000 as the Performance of the Night award bonus. His total earnings from the fight were $134,000.
Sean O’Malley Fight earnings from his first UFC loss against Marlon Vera
After being on a rampage with two knockout wins and a four-fight win streak in the UFC, the promotion decided to pit Sean O’Malley against Marlon Vera at UFC 252 in 2020. This was Suga Show’s toughest challenge as he took on an experienced veteran with over 20 fights in MMA.
Unfortunately in what was anticipated to be a close fight, O’Malley suffered a leg injury after which Vera capitalised and landed some brutal elbows on the ground and finished the fight. For this fight, Sean O’Malley earned a total of $49,000 as the fight purse.
Sean O’Malley’s biggest Paydays:
Suga started the year 2021 with a win over Thomas Almeida at UFC 260. This gave Sean his third Performance of the Night award bonus. Hence, he earned an overall sum of $145,000 which included $45,000 to show, a $45,000 win bonus, 50,000 as the Performance of the Night bonus and $5,000 fight week incentive pay.
In his most recent fight, O’Malley faced newcomer Kris Moutinho at UFC 264. The fight was bloody and Moutinho took a great number of shots from O’Malley finally, the bout ended in the third round KO. For the fight, O’Malley earned a total of $221,000 which also included the $75,000 as the fight of the night bonus.
Sean O’Malley’s Fight Purse from his KO win over Raulian Paiva
O’Malley picked himself up after losing to Chito Vera by demolishing both Thomas Almeida and Kris Moutinho in his next two fights. Thereafter he was scheduled to fight Raulian Paiva on the main card of UFC 269.
Suga Show kicked off the show with a spectacular performance and delivered violence as he finished Paiva in the first round of the fight to extend his streak to three consecutive wins. For his brilliant striking and knockout win, Sean O’Malley earned a total of $206,000 which included the performance of the night bonus.
How much did Sean O’Malley earn against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276?
Sean O’Malley had an excellent opportunity to show off his insane striking skills at UFC 276 against Pedro Munhoz. However, the fight had an unfortunate ending as an eye-poke from O’Malley left Munhoz unable to continue.
As a result, the bout was declared a draw after just one round. In this particular fight, Sean had a base salary of $100,000 and earned $6000 more as a sponsorship bonus. In total, he had a payout of $106,000 (figures via MMA Salaries).