Mar 09 2024
Saturday

Kaseya Center, Miami, United States

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

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 11:00pm EST / UK - Sun 4:00am

21-8-1

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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

Full record

KO 2SD 3NCKO 1KO 3
Form
UD 3SD 5KO 4UD 5KO 3
17
Wins
21
12
By KO
8
71
KO%
38
1
By Sub
8
6
SUB%
38
1
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
6
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
6

Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera preview

When is O’Malley vs Vera II?

Sean O’Malley will face the challenge of Marlon Vera in the main event of UFC 299, on Saturday 9th March 2024 at Kaseya Center in Miami.

The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest is for the UFC bantamweight championship.

O’Malley vs Vera II stats

Sean O’Malley steps 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 will make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.

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

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera will have a massive advantage over O'Malley, boosting at 38% submission rate over O'Malley's 6%.

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

O'Malley has a height advantage of 3 inches over Vera. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

O'Malley is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 8 months later than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 42 less professional rounds, 34 to Vera's 76.

O’Malley vs Vera II form

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

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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, he had beat Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

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

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

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

In his last fight, he defeated 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 been beaten by 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 defeated 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 won against 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 had defeated 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 recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Sean O’Malley.

Sean O’Malley last fought 6 months and 1 day ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 6 months and 1 day ago.

O'Malley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

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

Sean O’Malley is currently 1/2 (-200) to win the clash outright, while you can get 13/8 (+160) on Marlon Vera if you fancy the small upset.

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