PFL founder Donn Davis believes that Patrick ‘Patchy’ Mix is better than Sean O’Malley in terms of skill and ability.
During the 2023 PFL Championship post-fight press conference, Davis was asked about a potential fight between the UFC bantamweight champion and Mix, who is part of the Bellator roster acquired by the PFL last week.
Davis responded to the questions by saying that Mix has ‘got better fighting’ than O’Malley.
“Patchy Mix could beat ‘Suga’,” Davis told reporters. “He doesn’t have the hair, but he’s got better fighting. I think that most people think that that’s a good fight or that Patchy is a slight favorite, but it’s a damn good fight.”
In a separate interview with TMZ Sports, Mix expressed confidence in his ability to defeat O’Malley or any other bantamweight in MMA for that matter.
“I believe deep down, full-heartedly, in my heart of hearts, I actually know I am the best bantamweight in the world,” Mix said. “Different styles, and I can strike too. I’m very good on the feet, as well. I’m just as tall as [O’Malley]. Just as long as him,” Patchy said. “I just believe I’m better than him. I think I could finish him within 2.5 rounds. I don’t think he’d really have much for me.”
O’Malley is set to defend his title against Marlon Vera at UFC 299 in March next year. In his last bout at UFC 292, he secured the bantamweight championship by knocking out Aljamain Sterling in the second round.
Mix became the Bellator bantamweight champion by submitting Sergio Pettis at Bellator 301.
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