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UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2: Fight date, time, undercard & how to watch

Bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley makes the first defence of his UFC title on Saturday night as he prepares to take on Marlon Vera.

Sugar controversially beat Petr Yan by split decision to set up a title shot with Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292, with the 29-year-old taking full advantage of his good fortune by beating Sterling by TKO to take the title.

And in Vera, O'Malley has the opportunity to avenge the only defeat on his record, with Vera stopping O'Malley back in August 2020.

UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2 date

UFC 299 takes place on Saturday 9th March, running into the early hours of Sunday morning.

UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2 time

UFC 299 starts at 23:00 GMT with the early prelims. The prelims get underway at 01:00 GMT with the main card commencing at 03:00 GMT.

UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2 venue

UFC 299 will be held at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. The 19,500-capacity venue has held two previous UFC events - UFC 42 where Matt Hughes beat Sean Sherk for the welterweight title, and UFC 287 where Israel Adesanya beat Alex Pereira to reclaim his middleweight crown.

UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2 how to watch

The early prelims will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass, while the preliminary card and main card will both be shown in the UK on TNT Sports 2.

UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2 odds

Sean O'Malley is the 4/11 favourite, while Marlon Vera is the 9/4 underdog.

Odds for the main card can be found below:

UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2 belts

The UFC bantamweight title is on the line in the UFC 299 main event.

Sean O'Malley record

Record: 17-1 (1 NC)

Sean O'Malley has only been beaten once in 19 professional MMA bouts - to Saturday's opponent Marlon Vera, who won by TKO. The no contest came against Pedro Munhoz after an accidental eye poke rendered Munhoz unable to continue.

Marlon Vera record

Record: 23-8-1

Though Marlon Vera has eight losses on his record, he's only lost one of his last six, and that was by split decision to Cory Sandhagen. He also has wins over Dominick Cruz and Sean O'Malley to his name.

UFC 299: O'Malley v Vera 2 undercard


Weight class

Main card

Sean O'Malley (c) v Marlon Vera


Dustin Poirier v Benoît Saint Denis


Kevin Holland v Michael Page


Gilbert Burns v Jack Della Maddalena


Petr Yan v Song Yadong


Preliminary card

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida


Katlyn Cerminara v Maycee Barber

Women's flyweight

Mateusz Gamrot v Rafael dos Anjos


Pedro Munhoz v Kyler Phillips


Early prelims

Ion Cuțelaba v Philipe Lins

Light heavyweight

Michel Pereira v Michał Oleksiejczuk


Robelis Despaigne v Josh Parisian


C.J. Vergara v Assu Almabayev


Joanne Wood v Maryna Moroz

Women's flyweight

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