- Sean O’Malley has opened as the -250 betting favorite against Pedro Munhoz (+210).
- O’Malley and Munhoz are scheduled to meet at UFC 276 on July 2nd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- O’Malley has won three straight bouts while Munhoz has dropped four out of his last five outings.
Sugar Sean O’Malley will be a sizable underdog when he takes on Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276.
According to the top UFC betting sites, O’Malley is the -250 favorite and Munhoz the +210 underdog in their upcoming three-round bantamweight contest slated for July 2nd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) May 8, 2022
UFC 276 will be headlined by the UFC middleweight title fight between champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Jared Cannonier. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will also defend his belt against former titleholder Max Holloway in the co-main event.
O’Malley Picks Up First-Round Knockout of Raulian Paiva
Sean O’Malley picks up the first-round knock-out victory over Raulian Paiva at #UFC269, cashing at the -290 favorite.
O’Malley improves to 8-1 since making his 2017 DWCS debut, turning a profit of 1.92 units on the moneyline in that stretch.
— CombatOddsHQ (@CombatOddsHQ) December 12, 2021
O’Malley will be looking for a fourth straight win inside the Octagon. The UFC’s no. 13 ranked bantamweight knocked out Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 last December 11, 2021, in his most recent bout. Prior to that, O’Malley stopped Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 and halted Kris Moutinho at UFC 264.
The 27-year-old from Helena, Montana began his career at the Intense Championship Fighting promotion where he was the ICF bantamweight champion. He also appeared for EB and LFA before joining the Contender Series in 2017 where he knocked out Alfred Khashakyan to earn a UFC contract. Sugar won his first four UFC bouts before suffering his first career loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 252. O’Malley has a record of 15-1 with 11 knockouts and three submission wins.
Sugar Sean has opened as the betting favorite for a fourth consecutive bout. The last and only time he opened with the plus money sign written next to his name was when he hit the betting boards at +185 against Vera. He closed as the -300 favorite in that bout but ended up losing via TKO.
Dominick Cruz Outstrikes PMunhoz
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 12, 2021
Munhoz is the UFC’s 10th ranked bantamweight but is in a very rough stretch right now with four defeats in his last five bouts. In his most recent outing, Munhoz was outstruck by former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, also at UFC 269, and lost via a close unanimous decision.
The 35-year-old from Sao Paulo, Brazil is a former Ressurection Fighting Alliance bantamweight champion who also fought for promotions like Eagle Fighting Championship, Jungle Fight, Respect in the Cage, and MMA Xplosion before joining the UFC in 2014. Munhoz started his UFC career with an 8-3 record with one no-contest before his current struggles. Overall, he has a record of 19-7 with 5 knockouts and 8 submission victories.
Munhoz has opened as the betting underdog for the fourth time in his last six bouts. Munhoz opened at -155 and closed as the -125 betting favorite when he lost to Cruz the last time out. The only other time he was a favorite during this period was when he opened at -210 and closed at -260 against Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 7. He also lost that fight via unanimous decision.