UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2

9 Mar 2024
"Frustration of having had a very bad fight" - Benoît Saint Denis expresses excitement to return, reflects on his loss to Dustin Poirier "Frustration of having had a very bad fight" - Benoît Saint Denis expresses excitement to return, reflects on his loss to Dustin Poirier
"Frustration of having had a very bad fight" - Benoît Saint Denis expresses excitement to return, reflects on his loss to Dustin Poirier
"Let's keep it real" - Marlon Vera offers his side of the story after alleged "bitter" interaction with Sean O'Malley's coach "Let's keep it real" - Marlon Vera offers his side of the story after alleged "bitter" interaction with Sean O'Malley's coach
"Let's keep it real" - Marlon Vera offers his side of the story after alleged "bitter" interaction with Sean O'Malley's coach
“He was extremely greasy” - Marlon Vera compares grabbing Sean O’Malley to “grabbing a fish out of the water” during their UFC 299 bout “He was extremely greasy” - Marlon Vera compares grabbing Sean O’Malley to “grabbing a fish out of the water” during their UFC 299 bout
“He was extremely greasy” - Marlon Vera compares grabbing Sean O’Malley to “grabbing a fish out of the water” during their UFC 299 bout
"He don't even shake my hand" - Merab Dvalishvili details backstage encounter with Sean O'Malley after UFC 299 "He don't even shake my hand" - Merab Dvalishvili details backstage encounter with Sean O'Malley after UFC 299
"He don't even shake my hand" - Merab Dvalishvili details backstage encounter with Sean O'Malley after UFC 299
"Give division respect" - Merab Dvalishvili vents frustration on Sean O'Malley for ignoring him at UFC 299 "Give division respect" - Merab Dvalishvili vents frustration on Sean O'Malley for ignoring him at UFC 299
"Give division respect" - Merab Dvalishvili vents frustration on Sean O'Malley for ignoring him at UFC 299
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Marlon Vera and Sean O'Malley trade shots online after 'Chito' accuses 'Sugar' of using "grease" Marlon Vera and Sean O'Malley trade shots online after 'Chito' accuses 'Sugar' of using "grease"
Marlon Vera and Sean O'Malley trade shots online after 'Chito' accuses 'Sugar' of using "grease"
Megan Olivi shares five-word reaction to NBA star Jamal Murray being engrossed in UFC 299 during his press conference Megan Olivi shares five-word reaction to NBA star Jamal Murray being engrossed in UFC 299 during his press conference
Megan Olivi shares five-word reaction to NBA star Jamal Murray being engrossed in UFC 299 during his press conference
"I think he don't like my nose" - Merab Dvalishvili expresses dismay over Sean O'Malley calling out Ilia Topuria after UFC 299 win "I think he don't like my nose" - Merab Dvalishvili expresses dismay over Sean O'Malley calling out Ilia Topuria after UFC 299 win
"I think he don't like my nose" - Merab Dvalishvili expresses dismay over Sean O'Malley calling out Ilia Topuria after UFC 299 win 
“Nobody can do that” - Chael Sonnen on Sean O’Malley’s exquisite display of range control in win over Marlon Vera “Nobody can do that” - Chael Sonnen on Sean O’Malley’s exquisite display of range control in win over Marlon Vera
“Nobody can do that” - Chael Sonnen on Sean O’Malley’s exquisite display of range control in win over Marlon Vera
“Made a bad decision and paid for it” - Gilbert Burns offers “no excuses” in response to devastating KO loss at UFC 299 “Made a bad decision and paid for it” - Gilbert Burns offers “no excuses” in response to devastating KO loss at UFC 299
“Made a bad decision and paid for it” - Gilbert Burns offers “no excuses” in response to devastating KO loss at UFC 299
"I was feeling unbelievable" - Michael 'Venom' Page reveals Sean O’Malley's team were amazed by his confidence in locker room "I was feeling unbelievable" - Michael 'Venom' Page reveals Sean O’Malley's team were amazed by his confidence in locker room
"I was feeling unbelievable" - Michael 'Venom' Page reveals Sean O’Malley's team were amazed by his confidence in locker room
Petr Yan reportedly suffered serious injury in first round after almost pulling out of UFC 299 Petr Yan reportedly suffered serious injury in first round after almost pulling out of UFC 299
Petr Yan reportedly suffered serious injury in first round after almost pulling out of UFC 299

About UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2

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UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2 [Image via UFC]


UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 was an MMA pay-per-view event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that took place on March 9, 2024, at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida, United States.


The main event of UFC 299 was a highly anticipated bantamweight title clash between reigning champion Sean ‘Suga’ O'Malley and Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera. They had a previous encounter at UFC 252 in August 2020, where Vera emerged victorious with a first-round TKO. In this fight, O'Malley emerged victorious via a unanimous decision.


A co-main event featured a five-round lightweight match between former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier and rising lightweight contender Benoit Saint Denis. Initially, there were concerns about the bout's occurrence, as Poirier suggested it wouldn't happen due to contract-related issues and failed negotiations with the promotion. However, Poirier later clarified that it was a misunderstanding, and the fight was expected to proceed as planned. In the fight, Poirier KO'd Saint Denis in the second round.


In December 2023, it was revealed that Michael ‘Venom’ Page signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) following his free agency. His debut in the UFC took place on the main card of this event against Kevin Holland. 'MVP' won the bout via a unanimous decision.


Currently, the bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley holds a record of 18 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest (18-1-0(1NC)), whereas Vera has amassed a respectable professional record of 23 wins, 9 losses. and 1 draw (23-9-1).


UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 Main Card

Weight ClassFightMethodTimeResult
Bantamweight ChampionshipSean O'Malley (c) vs. Marlon VeraDecision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–44)R5 (5:00)
Sean O'Malley (c) def. Marlon Vera
LightweightDustin Poirier vs. Benoît Saint DenisKO (punches)R2 (2:32)
Dustin Poirier def. Benoît Saint Denis
WelterweightKevin Holland vs. Michael PageDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)R3 (5:00)
Michael Page def. Kevin Holland
WelterweightGilbert Burns vs. Jack Della MaddalenaKO (knee and elbows)R3 (3:43)
Jack Della Maddalena def. Gilbert Burns
BantamweightPetr Yan vs. Song YadongDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)R3 (5:00)
Petr Yan def. Song Yadong


UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 Preliminary Card

Weight ClassFightMethodTimeResult
HeavyweightCurtis Blaydes vs. Jailton AlmeidaKO (punches)R2 (0:36)
Curtis Blaydes def. Jailton Almeida
Women's FlyweightKatlyn Cerminara vs. Maycee BarberDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)R3 (5:00)
Maycee Barber def. Katlyn Cerminara
LightweightMateusz Gamrot vs. Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)R3 (5:00)
Mateusz Gamrot def. Rafael dos Anjos
BantamweightPedro Munhoz vs. Kyler PhillipsDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)R3 (5:00)
Kyler Phillips def. Pedro Munhoz


UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2 Early Preliminary Card

Weight ClassFightMethodTimeResult
Light HeavyweightPhilipe Lins vs. Ion CuțelabaDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)R3 (5:00)
Philipe Lins def. Ion Cuțelaba
MiddleweightMichel Pereira vs. Michał OleksiejczukTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)R1 (1:01)
Michel Pereira def. Michał Oleksiejczuk
HeavyweightRobelis Despaigne vs. Josh ParisianTKO (punches)R1 (0:18)
Robelis Despaigne def. Josh Parisian
FlyweightC.J. Vergara vs. Assu AlmabayevDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)R3 (5:00)
Assu Almabayev def. C.J. Vergara
Women's FlyweightJoanne Wood vs. Maryna MorozDecision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)R3 (5:00)
Joanne Wood def. Maryna Moroz


How to watch UFC 299?


In the US

For fight fans in the US, you can grab your ESPN+ membership at 6.99$ plus an additional $79.99 Pay-per-view (PPV) price to catch UFC 299.


In the UK

For fans of MMA in the United Kingdom, a Sports Extra Month Membership on Now TV, at 34 pounds per month, will allow you to stream UFC 299.


In India

Indian UFC fans can catch UFC 299 live on the Sony Ten channels or subscribe to SonyLiv, with yearly packages at Rs. 999 and monthly packages at Rs. 299, to stream UFC. Additionally, Jio customers can stream UFC 299 live via the JioTV app for free.



Last Updated On March 10, 2024

FAQs

A. UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 took place on March 9, 2024.

A. UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 took place at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida, United States.

A. The main event for UFC 299 was between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera for the UFC bantamweight championship.

A. The co-main event for UFC 299 was between Dustin Poirier and Benoit Saint Denis.

A. The main card for UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 began at 10 p.m. ET.

A. UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 can be streamed live on ESPN+PPV.

Last Modified Mar 9, 2024 07:28 GMT
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