One of the bright young stars of the UFC in both hair and talent, Sean O’Malley will fight Kris Moutinho a bantamweight bout on the main card at UFC 264 on Saturday, July 10th. The event will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and can be bought on ESPN+.
O’Malley is a significant favorite according to the oddsmakers and will enter with a 13-1 professional record. He suffered his first loss in August 2020 against Marlon Vera after winning his first 12 bouts. “The Sugar Show” got back on the winning track with a victory over Thomas Almeida in late March.
O’Malley will enter with a five-inch reach advantage, and he has a high knockout rate at 69%. His knockout average is 1.05 per 15 minutes with a 7:08 average fight time. O’Malley lands 6.35 strikes per minute with significant strikes landing at 57%. His takedown accuracy is 50% with a 61% takedown defense.
Moutinho is a huge underdog heading into this fight, and he was a late add to this card. O’Malley was scheduled to fight Louis Smolka, who withdrew due to a staph infection. Now, Moutinho will make his UFC debut in one of the most anticipated cards of the year. He is 9-4 as a professional heading into this fight, and has his work cut out for him against O’Malley, who appears to be a future superstar in MMA.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on July 10:
Sean O’Malley: -835
Kris Moutinho: +525
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