How old was Sean O’Malley when he started fighting?

Last Modified Jul 9, 2024 09:53 GMT
Source: Sean O'Malley’s Instagram
Source: Sean O'Malley’s Instagram


UFC fans saw a future star in the octagon with pink twisted hair and incredible tattoos when Sean O'Malley walked in the octagon for the first time. O'Malley is transformed into a sensation in an incredibly brief timeframe. He has demonstrated that he is an invigorating, fighter from time to time. He exited secondary school halfway through his sophomore year since he was worn out from wasting his time. He got the epithet "Sugar" from one of his MMA mentors, as it is a pleasure to watch him fight.


Sean O'Malley is the current bantamweight champion of the UFC. Sean O'Malley quickly turned things around by positioning himself as a tough competitor against Aljamain Sterling in the wake of beating Petr Yan in UFC 280. He is known for being a sharp striker and for his knockout prowess. One squint and his rivals have been forced to bear a right hand. UFC president Dana White acknowledges he could arrive at Conor McGregor's level of fame as long as he continues to win in the Octagon. His head-kick knockout against David Nuzzo is quite possibly one of the most amazing finishes MMA fans will ever see.


A dear companion of O'Malley introduced him to fighting. He was quickly attached and identified this as the thing he always wanted to do. He claims he got into combat sports to make an impression on young female fans. So, he began kickboxing at the age of 16. O'Malley began preparing for MMA at the same time as boxing. At Fight Force—Helena Havoc 11—he made his amateur debut against Stein Anderson. He won through a second-round technical knockout. O'Malley acquired an amateur record of 7-1 before becoming proficient.


Source: Sean O'Malley’s Instagram
Source: Sean O'Malley’s Instagram

In 2015, Sean made his pro-MMA debut at the Intense Championship Fighting 17 against John Reyes. O'Malley outmatched Reyes in the main round through punches. Sean proceeded with his momentum as he won his next 4 matches in the ICF. In 2016, during his winning reign, he faced a lower leg injury while competing at The MMA Lab, which left him unfit to train. The UFC bantamweight champion said that, as opposed to sitting inactive, he was skilled in boxing. He went to a neighborhood boxing exercise center named Hammer Boxing. To avoid further injury, he wrapped his foot intensely and put on boxing shoes. It just took O'Malley two months to land himself in a boxing ring. Sean O'Malley clinched the victory in his only pro boxing face-off.



He won his fights at the Legacy Fighting Championship and Extreme Beatdown prior to appearing in the Contender Series of Dana White. Sean fought against Alfred Khashakyan in the Contender Series and thumped him in the primary round with a punch to the face. He got endorsed by the UFC after this performance.


Sean O'Malley Age and Fighting Debut

Sean O'Malley was 21 years of age when he made his professional mixed martial arts debut. He was born on October 24, 1994, and he made his professional debut on March 6, 2015.


Professional record

Sean O'Malley has a professional MMA record of 18 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest as of March 2024.


Professional record breakdown
20 matches18 wins1 loss
By knockout121
By submission10
By decision50
No contests1


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FAQs on Sean O'Malley fighting age as a professional mixed martial artist

A. Sean O'Malley started kickboxing in 2011.

A. Sean O'Malley joined MMA just to make an impression on young female fans.

A. The amateur-level record of Sean O'Malley is 7 wins and 1 loss.

A. Sean O'Malley made his pro-MMA debut in 2015.

A. Sean O'Malley learned boxing at Hammer Boxing Center.

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