A new fight between Raulian Paiva and “Sugar” Sean O’Malley has been announced in the Bantamweight division. The fight is scheduled to take place at UFC 269 on December 11, 2021.

Fighter form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Raulian Paiva

Paiva most recently appeared at UFC Fight Night: Sanhagen vs. Dillashaw, taking on and defeating Kyler Phillips via Decision in a Bantamweight bout. Paiva went into the fight as the +230 moderate underdog. Both fighters were awarded Fight of the Night performance bonuses for their efforts. The win extended Paiva’s winning streak to 3 in a row. His professional MMA record currently sits at 21-3.

Recent form for Sean O'Malley

O’Malley most recently appeared at UFC 264, taking on and defeating Kris Moutinho via KO/TKO in a Bantamweight bout. O’Malley went into the fight a massive -1000 favorite. Both fighters were awarded Fight of the Night honors. The win extended O’Malley’s winning streak to 2 in a row. His professional MMA record currently sits at 14-1.

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Tale of the tape

Raulian Paivavs“Sugar” Sean O’Malley
25Age26
24Fights15
21Wins14
3Losses1
4KO’s10
5Subs2
5’8″ (173cm)Height5’11” (180cm)
69.5″ (177cm)Reach72.0″ (183cm)

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