Sean O’Malley would have a perfect record in his professional fighting career if not for his bantamweight rival Marlon Vera.
UFC’s fan favorite, Sean O’Malley has a record of 14-1-0 in his entire professional career. The Suga Show seeped into the UFC through Dana White’s Contender Series. The fighter has been one of the most exciting fighters to watch inside the octagon since his introduction to the UFC.
In a recent tweet, Sean brought up his rival’s name saying he would be breaking the fight record of Chito. Marlon Vera has a record of 18-7-1 in his entire MMA career while O’Malley is only four fights behind. Despite his amazing performances, Sean is yet to be ranked.
“My goal is to have more fights than Chito before I get into the top 10. 18 and counting,” wrote O’Malley in his recent tweet saying he would want to beat the fight record of Vera before he actually breaks into the Top 10 rankings in the bantamweight division.
Is Sean O’Malley still stuck on that loss to Chito Vera?
O’Malley has managed to get a finish in four of his seven fights in the UFC since 2017. The fighter has only one loss in his record and it comes from his bout against top bantamweight fighter Marlon Vera. The Suga Show lost via TKO as his leg compromised during the fight for Vera to finish him.
Sean has admitted in the past that he does not consider the loss against his rival Vera to be an L in his books. The fighter believes if not for his leg injury, Chito wouldn’t have got the win. A rematch between Vera and O’Malley had surfcaed recently but the Suga Show turned down the fight.
Sean is scheduled to fight at UFC 269 while Vera is coming off a stunning win against UFC legend Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 at the Madison Square Garden. Do you want to see Sean and Chito run it back?