Predictions and Analysis: O’Malley vs Vera Mar 09, 2024

Predictions and Analysis: O’Malley vs Vera Mar 09, 2024

March 8, 2024

 

O’Malley vs Vera Fight Preview

Sean O’Malley holds the UFC bantamweight championship by virtue of wearing gold around his waist; but Marlon Vera would argue otherwise. These rivals will meet up again on March 9 in Miami to settle this score once and for all. Continue to read this article for the best martial arts analysis.

 

Sean O’Malley Analysis

This fight stands out for several reasons, and not just its significance as the first defense for O’Malley since beating Aljamain Sterling for the title. Additionally, it marks his second fight with the only man ever to have defeated him; though time may have given both men new perspectives, O’Malley is confident he won’t lose this one either. O’Malley began their first encounter quickly with heavy leg kicks that helped him control Vera’s shorter output. Unfortunately, midway through round two O’Malley suffered a lower-leg injury that forced him backward and led directly to Vera putting an end to their contest by ground-and-pound stoppage – O’Malley claimed it was caused by an accidental high calf kick, though most observers felt otherwise.

 

Marlon Vera Analysis

Vera has had an impressive track record since his loss to O’Malley, with wins over Pedro Munhoz, Frankie Edgar and Dominick Cruz. At his last event he was scheduled to face Henry Cejudo but was forced to cancel due to Cejudo suffering an elbow injury. While Vera likes to showcase his striking talents, his true strength lies in ground-and-pound. As the former TUF winner is an adept grappler using reach and length for takedowns and dominating rounds on the mat; his ability to land punches, knees, and elbows makes him a formidable opponent for O’Malley. Both fighters possess the capacity to secure victory via unanimous decision, but Vera could prevail by frustrating O’Malley and not giving him an opportunity to showcase his striking skills.

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Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera Fight Information

  1. Date: 03/09/2024
  2. Time: 11:50 PM ET
  3. Location: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL.
  4. How to Watch O’Malley vs Vera: ESPN+
  5. Live Stream: BT Sport.com

 

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