Sean O'Malley

Sean O'Malley

Personal Information

Full Name Sean O’Malley
Date of Birth October 24, 1994
Age 29 Years
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 135 lbs (61 kg)
Nickname Sugar
Championship Held UFC Bantamweight Champion
Weight Class Bantamweight
Stance Switch
Reach 72 in
Career Stats 18-1-0 (1NC)

Sean O'Malley News

Sean O'Malley warns that Sean Strickland needs to be in fight camp to avoid causing trouble: "Ticking time bomb" Sean O'Malley warns that Sean Strickland needs to be in fight camp to avoid causing trouble: "Ticking time bomb"
Sean O'Malley warns that Sean Strickland needs to be in fight camp to avoid causing trouble: "Ticking time bomb"
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Sean O'Malley fears for Ryan Garcia after recent arrest for felony vandalism: "He’s going to kill himself" Sean O'Malley fears for Ryan Garcia after recent arrest for felony vandalism: "He’s going to kill himself"
Sean O'Malley fears for Ryan Garcia after recent arrest for felony vandalism: "He’s going to kill himself"
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Aljamain Sterling condemns Sean O'Malley for taking "handicapped" fight after behind-the-scenes reveal: "It rubs me the wrong way" Aljamain Sterling condemns Sean O'Malley for taking "handicapped" fight after behind-the-scenes reveal: "It rubs me the wrong way"
Aljamain Sterling condemns Sean O'Malley for taking "handicapped" fight after behind-the-scenes reveal: "It rubs me the wrong way"
Sean O'Malley opens up on who he will be rooting for in Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen boxing match Sean O'Malley opens up on who he will be rooting for in Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen boxing match
Sean O'Malley opens up on who he will be rooting for in Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen boxing match
Sean O'Malley lauds Sean Strickland's "sweet" style after UFC 302 win over Paulo Costa: "He's hard to hit on his chin" Sean O'Malley lauds Sean Strickland's "sweet" style after UFC 302 win over Paulo Costa: "He's hard to hit on his chin"
Sean O'Malley lauds Sean Strickland's "sweet" style after UFC 302 win over Paulo Costa: "He's hard to hit on his chin"

Sean O'Malley: A Brief Biography

UFC 292: Sterling v O'Malley
UFC 292: Sterling v O'Malley


Sean 'Sugar' O'Malley is an American MMA fighter who currently holds the title of UFC Bantamweight Champion and is ranked #8 in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings. He holds an impressive professional MMA record of 18 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest (17-1-0(1NC)). O'Malley successfully defended his title and avenged his only loss in MMA against Marlon 'Chito' Vera at UFC 299 on March 9, 2024, via a unanimous decision.


NameSean O'Malley
Age29 (as of February 2024)
DOBOctober 24, 1994
NationalityAmerican
Father NameDan O'Malley
ProfessionMMA Fighter
Net WorthEstimated at $1.2 Million
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight135 lbs (61 kg)
EducationUnavailable
Relationship StatusIn an open relationship with his wife, Danya.


Early Life and Career

Sean O'Malley started his combat sports journey in boxing. He trained in boxing for 2-years and fought a boxing match in 2016 that he won via TKO in the first round. He started training in MMA alongside his boxing. He made his amateur debut at Fight Force - Helena Havoc 11 against Stein Anderson. He won the fight via second-round TKO and then earned an amateur record of 7-1 before becoming professional.


O'Malley made his professional MMA debut in 2015 at ICF 17 against John Reyes, where 'Sugar' outclassed Reyes as he TKO'ed him in the first round via punches. He continued his debut momentum and won his next 4-fights in the ICF. Following this, he fought and won a fight at Extreme Beatdown and Legacy Fighting Championship before fighting at Dana White's Contender Series.


O'Malley fought Alfred Khashakyan in the Contender Series and knocked him in the first round via a punch to the face. Following this KO, he got signed to the UFC.


Sean O'Malley UFC Career


UFC 292: Sterling v O'Malley
UFC 292: Sterling v O'Malley


Sean O'Malley made his UFC debut at the TUF 26 Finale against Terrion Ware. O'Malley won the fight and then won on a 3-fight win streak before fighting Marlon Vera at UFC 252.


O'Malley lost the fight against Marlon Vera in the first round via TKO(elbows and punches). After the fight, O'Malley was diagnosed with a drop foot.


He returned to the UFC at 260 against Thomas Almeida. O'Malley outclassed Almeida and finished him in the third round. He next fought Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 and put on a striking master class to defeat Mouthinho in the 3rd round via TKO.


At UFC 269, on December 11, 2021, he secured a first-round TKO victory against Raulian Paiva, earning his fourth Performance of the Night bonus. However, his next fight at UFC 276 against Pedro Munhoz on July 2, 2022, ended in a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke by O'Malley. The controversy continued at UFC 280, where O'Malley faced Petr Yan on October 22, 2022, winning via split decision in a highly disputed bout, earning Fight of the Night honors.


He then ascended to the UFC Bantamweight Championship by defeating Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292 on August 19, 2023, with a second-round technical knockout, earning another Performance of the Night bonus.


O'Malley defended his title in a rematch against Marlon Vera at UFC 299 on March 9, 2024 via a unanimous decision.


Sean O'Malley Personal Life

Sean O'Malley is married to Danya Gonzalez, and the pair is in an open relationship. They welcomed their daughter Elena into the world in late 2020. Danya works as a talented hairstylist. Beyond his fighting career, O'Malley extends his reach through media platforms, co-hosting "The Timbo Sugarshow" podcast alongside his close friend and head coach, Tim Welch.


He also maintains a vibrant presence on YouTube, sharing insights and collaborating with YouTubers like 'ThatWasEpic.' While O'Malley once adhered to a vegan diet, he has since transitioned back to consuming meat. Outside combat sports, he advocates for the legalization of marijuana and promotes social change through his platform.


Sean O'Malley Wife


Sean O'Malley
O'Malley with his wife Dayna and daughter Elena, Image: Sean O'Malley’s Instagram


Danya Gonzalez is Sean O'Malley's wife. She works as a hairstylist. The couple has been happily married, and they are following a non-monogamous marriage, which means they allow each other to pursue relationships with other partners outside their marriage.


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Sean O'Malley Kids

Sean O'Malley and Danya Gonzalez are proud parents of Elena, who was born in late 2020.


Sean O'Malley Social Media

Sean O'Malley has social media accounts on Instagram and X, where he maintains a vibrant presence. O'Malley's Instagram page is filled with posts of his training montages, fight promotions, physique updates, sponsorship endorsements, and funny skits. He boasts a massive follower count of over 4 million on Instagram and over 750,000 on X.


Sean O'Malley Net Worth

As of March 2024, Sean O'Malley's net worth is approximately $1.2 million, primarily stemming from his successful career in the UFC and various endorsement agreements.


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Sean O'Malley Endorsements

Sean O'Malley stands out as one of the most heavily sponsored athletes within the UFC. Some prominent companies that endorse him are YoungLA (clothing brand), Prize Picks (betting company), and Ryse Fuel (energy drink brand).


Sean O'Malley Record

Sean O'Malley holds a professional MMA record of 17 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest (17-1-0(1NC)). His victories include 12 knockouts, 1 submission, and 4 decisions. O'Malley's only loss in MMA was against Marlon Vera.


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Win18-1 (1)Marlon VeraDecision (unanimous)UFC 299March 9, 202455:00Miami, Florida, United States
Win (Won the UFC Bantamweight title)17–1 (1)Aljamain SterlingTKO (punches)UFC 292August 19, 202320:51Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win16–1 (1)Petr YanDecision (split)UFC 280October 22, 202235:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
NC15–1 (1)Pedro MunhozNC (accidental eye poke)UFC 276July 2, 202221:51Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win15–1Raulian PaivaTKO (punches)UFC 269December 11, 202114:42Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win14–1Kris MoutinhoTKO (punches)UFC 264July 10, 202134:33Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win13–1Thomas AlmeidaKO (punch)UFC 260March 27, 202133:52Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss12–1Marlon VeraTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 252August 16, 202014:37Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win12–0Eddie WinelandKO (punch)UFC 250June 6, 202011:54Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win11–0José Alberto QuiñónezTKO (head kick and punches)UFC 248March 7, 202012:02Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win10–0Andre SoukhamthathDecision (unanimous)UFC 222March 3, 201835:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win9–0Terrion WareDecision (unanimous)The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion FinaleDecember 1, 201735:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win8–0Alfred KhashakyanKO (punch)Dana White's Contender Series 2July 18, 201714:14Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win7–0David NuzzoKO (spinning wheel kick)LFA 11May 5, 201712:15Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win6–0Irvin VelozKO (punch)EB: Beatdown 20March 18, 201712:34New Town, North Dakota, United States
Win5–0Tycen LynnKO (head kick)Intense Championship Fighting 26October 21, 201622:57Great Falls, Montana, United States
Win4–0Mark CoatesDecision (unanimous)Intense Championship Fighting 23November 7, 201535:00Helena, Montana, United States
Win3–0Omar AvelarSubmission (rear-naked choke)Intense Championship Fighting 20August 21, 201512:55Great Falls, Montana, United States
Win2–0Shane SargentKO (punch)Intense Championship Fighting 19July 3, 201512:03Choteau, Montana, United States
Win1–0Josh ReyesTKO (punches)Intense Championship Fighting 17March 6, 201511:33Great Falls, Montana, United States



*Last updated on March 11, 2024.

FAQs

A. Sean O'Malley has only lost to Marlon Vera at UFC 252 so far.

A. O'Malley has fought 12 times in the UFC so far.

A. Sean O'Malley is the champion of the bantamweight division (135 lbs) in the UFC.

A. Danya Gonzalez is Sean O'Malley's wife.

A. Sean O'Malley was born in Helena, Montana, U.S. 

A. Sean O'Malley is estimated to have a net worth of $1.2 million.

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