Mar 09 2024
Saturday

Kaseya Center, Miami, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
17-1-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 50-45
  • 50-45
  • 50-44
UD 5
21-8-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Bantamweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
31
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Tape record

KOSDNCKOKO
Form
UDSDKOUDKO
17
Wins
21
12
By KO
8
71
KO%
38
1
By SUB
8
6
SUB%
38
1
Loses
8
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2015
Debut
2011
19
Bouts
30
34
Rounds
76
2 hours, 19 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 46 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

-
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
5

Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera report

Who won O’Malley vs Vera II?

Sean O’Malley beat Marlon Vera by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 299, on Saturday 9th March 2024 at Kaseya Center in Miami.

The scorecards were announced as 50-45, 50-45, 50-44 in favor of the winner Sean O’Malley.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Bantamweight championship.

O’Malley vs Vera II stats

Sean O’Malley stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Marlon Vera made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

Sean O’Malley's UFC record stood at 10-1-0, while Marlon Vera's came in at 15-8-0.

The stats suggested O'Malley had a massive power advantage over Vera, boasting a 71% knock out percentage over Vera's 38%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vera had a massive advantage over O'Malley, boasting a 38% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.

Sean O’Malley was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.

O'Malley had a height advantage of 3 inches over Vera. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

O'Malley was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 years and 8 months later than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 39 to Vera's 84.

O’Malley vs Vera II form

O'Malley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Petr Yan at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, his fight against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 ended in a no contest.

Before that, he had defeated Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Vera had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

Before that, he had defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marlon Vera had been fighting more than Sean O’Malley.

Going to this contest, Sean O’Malley had last fought 9 months and 25 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing had been 9 months and 25 days ago.

O'Malley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on O’Malley vs Vera II?

Sean O’Malley was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Marlon Vera made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.

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