|Intro||American mixed martial arts fighter|
|A.K.A.||Sean O Malley, Sean Omalley, Sugar Sean O'Malley|
|Is||Athlete Mixed martial artist|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||24 October 1994, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA|
Sean O'Malley (born October 24, 1994) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2013, the undefeated O'Malley was featured on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, winning by knockout.
Mixed martial arts career
O'Malley trains in Glendale, Arizona at The MMA Lab led by head trainer John Crouch, and is coached by his long time friend, Tim Welch.
Sean was given the nickname "Sugar" by one of his MMA coaches in Montana early on in his career. When Sean asked why this nickname was chosen, his coach responded, "Because you're sweet to watch".
O'Malley fought his first five fights of his career in his native Montana, before leaving to fight in North Dakota and eventually fought for Legacy Fighting Alliance where he got a highlight reel knockout over David Nuzzo.
After his win over Nuzzo, O'Malley earned a spot on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series when he took on Alfred Khashakyan. O'Malley beat Khashakyan with a stunning knockout in the first round and was awarded a UFC contract.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
O'Malley's promotional debut came against Terrion Ware on December 1, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. O'Malley won the fight via unanimous decision.
O'Malley next faced Andre Soukhamthath on March 3, 2018 at UFC 222. He won the fight by unanimous decision, despite injuring his foot in the third round. This fight earned both participants a Fight of the Night bonus.
O'Malley was expected to face José Alberto Quiñónez on October 6, 2018 at UFC 229. However, O'Malley announced that he was out of the fight on September 30 due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. On October 25, O'Malley received hip surgery while waiting to receive judgment pending his potential violation. Subsequently, O'Malley was suspended for six months by the NSAC after testing positive for ostarine. He became eligible to return as of March 2019.
O'Malley was scheduled to face Marlon Vera on July 6, 2019 at UFC 239. However, O'Malley announced his withdrawal from the bout on June 21, 2019 due to a failed test for ostarine. The Nevada State Athletic Commission decided to suspend him due to the failed test and he was suspended for 6 months USADA. The ostarine in his system was likely residual from his previously failed test prior to UFC 229.
O'Malley faced José Alberto Quiñónez at UFC 248 on March 7, 2020. He won the fight via TKO in the first round. This win earned him his first Performance of the Night award.
O'Malley faced former WEC Bantamweight Champion Eddie Wineland at UFC 250 on June 6, 2020. He won the fight via one-punch knockout in the first round.
O'Malley competed at Quintet: Ultra as a member of Team UFC on December 12, 2019. He submitted Takanori Gomi with a guillotine choke in his opening round of the tournament but was subsequently submitted by Hector Lombard with an ankle-lock. The team advanced to the next round and faced Team Strikeforce. In that round, he went to a draw with former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, being both eliminated of the round. Team UFC ended up winning the tournament.
O'Malley is a co-host, with friend and head coach, Tim Welch, on their own podcast, The Timbo Sugarshow. O'Malley has been an endorsed athlete of prominent combat sports brand, Sanabul, since 2017. He was previously following a plant-based diet but has since gone back to incorporating meat into what he eats.
O'Malley is a big advocate for legal marijuana.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Andre Soukhamthath
- Performance of the Night (One time) vs. José Alberto Quiñónez
- Intense Cage Fighting
- ICF Amateur Bantamweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||12 wins||0 losses|
|Win||12–0||Eddie Wineland||KO (punch)||UFC 250||June 6, 2020||1||1:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–0||José Alberto Quiñónez||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC 248||March 7, 2020||1||2:02||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||10–0||Andre Soukhamthath||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 222||March 3, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||9–0||Terrion Ware||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale||December 1, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–0||Alfred Khashakyan||KO (punch)||Dana White's Contender Series 2||July 18, 2017||1||4:14||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0||David Nuzzo||KO (spinning hook kick)||LFA 11||May 5, 2017||1||2:15||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||6–0||Irvin Veloz||KO (punch)||EB: Beatdown 20||March 18, 2017||1||2:34||New Town, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||5–0||Tycen Lynn||KO (head kick)||Intense Championship Fighting 26||October 21, 2016||2||2:57||Great Falls, Montana, United States||Return to Bantamweight.|
|Win||4–0||Mark Coates||Decision (unanimous)||Intense Championship Fighting 23||November 7, 2015||3||5:00||Helena, Montana, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Omar Avelar||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Intense Championship Fighting 20||August 21, 2015||1||2:55||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Win||2–0||Shane Sargent||KO (punch)||Intense Championship Fighting 19||July 3, 2015||1||2:03||Choteau, Montana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Josh Reyes||TKO (punches)||Intense Championship Fighting 17||March 6, 2015||1||1:33||Great Falls, Montana, United States||Bantamweight debut.|
Amateur mixed martial arts record
|Amateur record breakdown|
|9 matches||7 wins||2 losses|
|Win||7–2||Brandon Caldwell||Submission (triangle choke)||Intense Cage Fighting 16||November 14, 2014||2||2:58||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Win||6–2||Ryan Ibsen||KO (punch)||Intense Cage Fighting 15: Fights Under The Lights||August 22, 2014||1||0:30||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Win||5–2||Greg Foster||Decision (unanimous)||DFD: Duel for Domination 9||August 2, 2014||3||3:00||Mesa, Arizona, United States|
|Win||4–2||Ryan Ibsen||Submission (triangle choke)||Intense Cage Fighting 12||April 12, 2014||1||2:22||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Myles Mazurkiewicz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fusion Fight League: Sidney Insanity 3||November 30, 2013||1||2:26||Sidney, Montana, United States|
|Win||3–1||Colin Lee||Decision (unanimous)||Intense Cage Fighting: Fight Night 1||November 15, 2013||5||3:00||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Win||2–1||Luis Carranza||Submission (armbar)||Intense Cage Fighting 10||August 9, 2013||1||2:26||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Shea O'Neil||Submission (armbar)||FightForce: Helena Havoc 12||May 5, 2013||1||2:10||Helena, Montana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Stein Anderson||TKO (punches)||FightForce: Helena Havoc 11||March 30, 2013||2||1:09||Helena, Montana, United States|