Bellator Champ Patrick ‘Patchy’ Mix Confident He’d SMASH Sean O’Malley

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Patchy Mix and Sean O'Malley

Bellator’s bantamweight champion, Patrick ‘Patchy’ Mix, believes he would run through Sean O’Malley in a potential fight.

Mix has gained recognition as one of the top bantamweights in the world. In 2023, he became Bellator’s 135-pound champion after defeating Sergio Pettis, and he’ll now put it on the line against Magomed Magomedov, whom he beat in the World Grand Prix in 2022.

Heading into the fight, Mix believes he’s the best bantamweight in the world, despite many believing that the UFC champion is the best in the world more often than not.

Mix begs to differ.

“It’s because of the letters in front of my name. That’s it,” Mix told MMA Mania. “Look at me and who they deem as the best bantamweight in the world. Look at Sean O’Malley’s credentials next to my credentials. I fought just as tough competition. I have more finishes than him. He’s lost more rounds than me. I’m one round removed from being 31 in a row: 11-0 as an amateur, 19-1 as a pro. He barely beat that Andre Crocodile kid (Soukhamthath). He kicked him in the leg, and the guy almost had to get f***ing airlifted out of the cage. So it’s like, you know, I’ve barely lost any rounds in my whole life.

“And then you watch what little Petr Yan did to him. You look at that fight, Petr Yan and him, look how close that was. And then you look at Maga [Magomedov], and you look at him fighting Petr Yan. (Yan and Magomedov are 1-1 against each other). The only person out of the stratosphere is me. I slept Maga. Just as I would sleep Petr Yan too, I would sleep Sean O’Malley too, and so on and so forth. There’s not a guy over there that can really contest with me. I think the toughest matchup for me probably would be Merab.”

Do you agree with Patrick ‘Patchy’ Mix?