Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Vera vs O’Malley?
Marlon Vera beat Sean O’Malley by , during the co-main event of UFC 252, on Saturday 15th August 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marlon Vera.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Vera vs O’Malley stats
Marlon Vera stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Sean O’Malley made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested O'Malley had a massive power advantage over Vera, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Vera's 33%.
Marlon Vera was the older man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
O'Malley had a height advantage of 3 inches over Vera. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Vera was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 8 months earlier than O'Malley, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 56 to O'Malley's 26.
Vera vs O’Malley form
Vera had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Guido Cannetti at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Douglas Andrade at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.
Before that, he had lost to John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.
He had beat Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 107 on 18th March 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
O'Malley's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.