Sean O'Connell Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Sri Dhanya
Feb 08, 2024 By Sri Dhanya
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2023
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Sean O' Connell made his professional MMA debut in 2007.
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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a former American professional mixed martial artist. He most recently participated in the Professional Fighters League Light Heavyweight category. He has been a professional mixed martial artist and fighter since 2007. Also, he previously battled for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Maximum Fighting Championship. O'Connell made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2007 with no prior training other than aerobic kickboxing to keep in condition.

Sean O'Connell Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Sean O'Connell's net worth?

Sean O'Connell's net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million as of 2022. His primary source of income is mixed martial arts.

How much does Sean O'Connell earn per year?

His annual salary is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Sean O'Connell?

He stands 6.1 ft (185 cm) tall.

How old is Sean O'Connell?

Born on September 2, 1983, he is 39 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

O'Connell, originally from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, played football and wrestled at Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah, before pursuing his football career at the varsity level. O'Connell was in a prestigious high school football group Pain Train, designated for only the hardest offensive linemen. To enhance his football training, O'Connell started practicing mixed martial arts. He transferred to three different institutions, including Southern Utah University and The University of Utah. In Utah, he joined the team as a walk-on in search of greater playing time. O'Connell earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Utah. He also went to Weber State. Sean O'Connell's zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Sean O'Connell dating? (OR) Who is Sean O'Connell's partner?

Sean O'Connell's dating details are not public. According to records, he is now single and has never been married.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Despite his lack of conditioning, O'Connell was successful early in his career, amassing a 6-2 record and an invitation to appear on 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir'. O'Connell was ousted in the first round before making it to the final cast. O'Connell requested a contract from White, which he signed a year later. He co-hosted The OC and Hackett Show, a popular sports discussion radio show on ESPN700 in Utah. On June 28, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 43, he became a replacement for Anthony Perosh on short notice. He fought against Gian Villante, and Perosh was injured at the time. A split decision defeated O'Connell. Their effort won them both 'Fight of the Night' honors.

On May 10, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 65, Sean O'Connell faced Anthony Perosh. O'Connell is well-known for his theatrics during weigh-ins before professional matches. It became his trademark as video distribution of his UFC weigh-ins increased in popularity. On January 17, 2016, O'Connell fronted Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 81. He was knocked out in the first round of the bout.

On June 18, 2016, O'Connell fought Steve Bossé at UFC Fight Night 89. Bossé was declared the winner by unanimous decision. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night for their back-and-forth combat. On June 18, 2016, O'Connell confronted Steve Bossé at UFC Fight Night 89. Bossé was declared the winner by unanimous decision. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night for their back-and-forth combat.

On December 9, 2016, O'Connell fronted Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 102. He was knocked out in the second round with a TKO. On December 31, 2018, O'Connell faced Vinny Magalhaes in the finals of PFL 11. He won the back-and-forth battle via TKO between the third and fourth rounds when Vinny Magalhaes called a halt to the fight. O'Connell was declared the 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight champion and received a $1 million cash reward for his victory.

Other Interesting Sean O'Connell Facts And Trivia

  • Sean O'Connell has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Maximum Fighting Championship.
  • He has also competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the Professional Fighters League.
  • He entered mixed martial arts in his debut in 2007 without formal training. He only had cardio kickboxing experience.
  • His talk show is conducted in San Francisco.

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Sean O'Connell Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Sean O'Connell

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Place of Birth

Cottage Grove



185 cm

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Weber State University

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