Sean O’Malley Predicts Jake Paul’s Victory Over Tyron Woodley

Published 06/08/2021, 1:18 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 30: Sean O’Malley poses on the scale during the TUF Finale weigh-in inside Park Theater on November 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC bantamweight rising star Sean O’Malley is just over a month away from his next fight against Louis Smolka at UFC 264. He will be looking to add up another opponent to his already glittering KO/TKO list.

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Recently, ‘Sugar’ O’Malley appeared for an interview with The SCHMO where he expressed his opinion on various things including the fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 14: Sean O’Malley poses on the scale during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

It’s a no secret fact that O’Malley shares a good bond with Paul brothers. So, when The SCHMO asked him about his opinion on his fellow MMA fighter fighting a boxer, he picked his winner.

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“That’s an interesting fight,” he said. “I’m very excited for that fight. I don’t watch boxing, I literally don’t watch boxing (and) I’m not interested in it. It doesn’t excite me if a big fight is coming up.”

He further said, “I watched Jake vs Ben, I watched Logan vs Floyd and I’m gonna watch Jake vs Tyron. I’m super excited for the fight. Stylistically, I think Jake (will) get (the) job done, I do (believe). I like Tyron, I’m a huge fan of Tyron (but) I’m boys with Jake.”

‘Sugar’ then revealed he will be going to train with Jake and his camp and hang out with them for a while.

He then gave his opinion on the fight between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori. According to him, both have improved since their last fight, and he believes it’s tough to pick the winner. Although, he claims himself as a big fan of Adesanya.

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How Sean O’Malley has fared recently?

‘Sugar’ O’Malley (13-1) is one of the fiercest strikers currently fighting in the UFC. Out of 13 MMA victories, 9 have come via KO/TKO.

His last 4 matches have fetched him 3 victories and 1 loss. O’Malley recently fought against Thomas Almeida at UFC 260. The match ended when O’Malley connected with a devastating punch to pick up a KO win in the third round.

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Prior to that, he fought against Marlon Vera, who handed him his first career MMA loss at UFC 252. The match ended when Vera connected with some elbows and punch combinations and thus picked up a TKO win.

O’Malley will be looking to add more victories to his portfolio as he aims to feature in a championship match soon.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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