The opening fight of the star-studded UFC 269 main card features the fight between one of the most popular UFC Bantamweight fighters, Sean O Malley facing the rising prospect in the Bantamweight division, Raulian Paiva. Here is the UFC 269 Raulian Paiva vs Sean O Malley Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC 269: Raulian Paiva vs Sean O Malley Fight Preview
‘The Suga’ Sean O Malley is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC Bantamweight division due to his huge social media following and relentless fighting style. O Malley made a name for himself by knocking out Alfred Khashakyan on Dana White Contender Series 2. Following that he defeated Terrion Ware in The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale and earned the UFC contract.
He won two performances of the night and one fight of the night bonus in his first three UFC fights and riding this win streak he faced Marlon Vera at UFC 252. Vera defeated Sean O Malley by a first-round TKO and this loss came as the only loss of his MMA career.
But he bounced back from this loss and start earning the bonus cheque back. O Malley defeated Thomas Almeida and Kris Moutinho in his next two fights and he is coming into this fight at UFC 269 riding a winning streak of two fights. Now he’ll look forward to ending his 2021 with a perfect record of 3-0 this year with a win against another rising prospect of the Bantamweight division.
Raulian Paiva on the other hand is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who also made a name for himself in UFC through the Dana White contender series. Paiva earned the UFC contract by defeating Allan Nascimento at Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 3. But he had a bumpy start to his UFC career.
Paiva lost his first two fights in the UFC and he bounced back with a knockout win against Mark De La Rosa in his third fight on UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs Blachowicz 2. He is coming into this fight riding a winning streak of three fights with his latest win coming against Kyler Phillips at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw. Raulian Paiva will be having his eyes sight to make a big statement in this fight.
UFC 269: Raulian Paiva vs Sean O Malley Prediction and Odds
Sean O Malley is a betting favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of -300 in his favor against Raulian Paiva who is entering this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +210 in his favor.
This fight will serve as a perfect starter for the UFC 269 main card and both these fighters will look forward to getting a crack at the top 15 of the Bantamweight rankings with a win in this fight.
Predicted Result: Sean O Malley def Raulian Paiva