UFC 299 - O'Malley vs. Vera 2: Will Suga avenge his only loss against Chito? March 7, 2024 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, defending bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley will defend his title against Marlon Vera in the main event of UFC 299. Main card starts at 10:00PM ET at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL.

Sean O'Malley is considered as the next valuable fighter in the UFC. He has built his career with superb wins combined with vicious knockouts and his legendary right hand is the source of his power punches. However, he is out to avenge is earlier loss to Marlon Vera in UFC 292. A rematch was made as both fighters have no love lost for each other.

Marlon Vera also has a distinguished career in the UFC. He is not as flamboyant as O'Malley but let his action do the talking inside the octagon. Vera is a well-rounded fighter compared to the defending champion. He has a very distinguished striking game combined with a various submission moves. In short, he could score a win or knockout under any circumstances.

Sports Bet Odds

Sean O'Malley is the favorite to win and retain bantamweight belt. Here are our latest odds:

  • O'Malley is favored to win the match with a money line of -275.
  • Vera is the underdog in the match with a money line of +235.
  • The fight will go the scorecards with a money line of -130.

Their first fight was a fast-paced exchange of striking prowess between the two fighters. Vera landed 67% compared to O'Malley's 47%. Vera scored a TKO at 4:40 of the first round dealing O'Malley's first career loss. Most analyst believed Vera took advantage the leg/ankle injury of O'Malley but it was a non-issue for both fighters. Expect the rematch to be more explosive compared to their first meeting. Both men will give it all to prove who is the best fighter between them.

Bantamweight Title Fight Stats

Sean "Suga" O'Malley (C) Marlon "Chito" Vera (#5)
17-1-1, 1NC Record 21-8-1
5'11" Height 5'8"
72.0" Reach 70.5"
40.0 Leg Reach 40.5
75% Win by KO/TKO 38%
6% Submission 38%

UFC 299 - O'Malley vs. Vera 2: Will Suga avenge his only loss against Chito?

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