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Is Sean O’Malley The Youngest UFC Champion Right Now ? Revealed

Is Sean O’Malley The Youngest UFC Champion Right Now ? Revealed

28-year-old Sean O'Malley is the youngest active UFC champion right now

Sean O’Malley knocked the bantamweight title out of Aljamain Sterling at the main event of UFC 292 and he made it look easy.

The five-round headliner ended in just 0:51 minutes of round two with ‘Sugar’ O Malley putting down ‘Funkmaster’ Sterling on the canvas. As Dana White wrapped the gold around Sean O’Malley, he became the youngest active UFC champion on the roster.

In a total of 11 divisions (8 men, 3 women), 28-year-old ‘Sugar’ surpassed 30-year-old Alexa Grasso as the youngest active UFC title holder.

The oldest champion on the list is Jon Jones at the age of 36. Check the current UFC champions from oldest to youngest.

  • Jon Jones- 36 years old (UFC Heavyweight Champion)
  • Israel Adesanya- 34 years old (UFC Middleweight Champion), Alexander Volkanovski- 34 years old (UFC Featherweight Champion), Zhang Weili- 34 years old (UFC Women’s Stawweight Champion)
  • Alexandre Pantoja- 33 years old (UFC Flyweight Champion)
  • Islam Makhachev- 31 years old (UFC Lightweight Champion), Leon Edwards- 3 years old (UFC Welterweight Champion)
  • Alexa Grasso- 30 years old (UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion)
  • Sean O’Malley- 28 years old (UFC Bantamweight Champion)
  • [UFC Light Heavyweight Title and UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title are vacant]

Sean O’Malley has desired to defend his title against Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in December at the T-Mobile Arena in UFC 296. Vera is the only person to have beaten O’Malley in a professional MMA fight. That said, the champion now wants to avenge the defeat.

Also Read | UFC 296: Champion Sean O’Malley Demands ‘Chito’ Vera Rematch On December 16

Sean O’Malley Earned the only KO in UFC 292. The entire event saw 4 stoppages only with 2 KOs and 2 submissions. Sean O’Malley is the only person to have earned a stoppage victory at UFC 292 card. Here’s a look at the full results.

UFC 292 Main Card Results

Sean O’Malley beats Aljamain Sterling via KO (0:51 minutes in Round 2)- UFC Bantamweight title fight

Zhang Weili beats Amanda Lemos via decision- UFC Women’s Strawweight title fight

Ian Garry beats Neil Magny via decision- Welterweight fight

Mario Batuista beats Da’Mon Blackshear via decision- Bantamweight fight

Marlon Vera beats Pedro Munhoz via decision- Bantamweight fight

UFC 292 Prelims Results

Brad Tavares beats Chris Weidman via decision- Middleweight fight

Gregory Rodriguez beats Denis Tiuliulin via KO (1:43 minutes in Round 1)- Middleweight fight

Kurt Holobaugh beats Austin Hubbard via submission (2:39 minutes of Round 2)- Lightweight fight

Brad Katona beats Cody Gibson via decision- Bantamweight fight

UFC 292 Early Prelims Results

Andre Petroski beats Gerald Meerschaert via decision- Middleweight fight

Natalia Silva beats Andrea Lee via decision- Women’s Flyweight fight

Karine Silva beats Maryana Moroz via submission (4:59 minutes of Round 1)- Women’s Flyweight fight

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