VIDEO: UFC 299: O’Malley Triumphs Over Vera in Title Defense

"O'Malley's Masterclass Against Vera"

O’Malley’s Strategy Unveiled

At UFC 299, the anticipated rematch between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera for the bantamweight title took center stage. O’Malley, defending his title for the first time, demonstrated his superiority in the octagon. The match showcased his agility and strategic prowess, keeping Vera on the defensive.

The Dance of Dominance

From the beginning, O’Malley set a pace that Vera struggled to match. Utilizing his footwork, O’Malley danced around Vera, launching attacks from a safe distance. This tactical approach allowed him to dominate the early rounds, setting the tone for the rest of the match.

A Knee to Remember

The second round witnessed a pivotal moment when O’Malley landed a devastating knee to Vera’s face. Despite the impact, Vera remained upright, a testament to his resilience. However, O’Malley’s control over the fight was undeniable, showcasing his dominance in the octagon.

Vera’s Unyielding Spirit

Despite the onslaught, Vera refused to be knocked down, displaying a warrior’s heart. He found some success with counterattacks when O’Malley pressed forward. Yet, it was clear that he needed a knockout to secure a victory—a feat that seemed increasingly unlikely as the match progressed.

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Unanimous Decision Seals Victory

After five grueling rounds, the judges awarded the victory to O’Malley by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 50–45, 50–45, 50–44, reflecting O’Malley’s comprehensive win. His performance solidified his position as the bantamweight champion.

“Sean O’Malley retains the bantamweight title by dominating Marlon Vera.”

“Despite Vera’s resilience, O’Malley’s strategy and agility led to a unanimous decision.”


Match Card

  • Bantamweight Title Match: Sean O’Malley (c) defeats Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (50–45, 50–45, 50–44)
  • Lightweight: Dustin Poirier defeats Benoît Saint Denis via KO (punch) – Round 2, 2:32
  • Welterweight: Michael Page defeats Kevin Holland via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
  • Welterweight: Jack Della Maddalena defeats Gilbert Burns via TKO (knee and punches) – Round 3, 3:43
  • Bantamweight: Petr Yan defeats Song Yadong via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
  • Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes defeats Jailton Almeida via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:36
  • Women’s Flyweight: Maycee Barber defeats Katlyn Cerminara via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)
  • Lightweight: Mateusz Gamrot defeats Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)
  • Bantamweight: Kyler Phillips defeats Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
  • Light Heavyweight: Philipe Lins defeats Ion Cutelaba via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
  • Middleweight: Michel Pereira defeats Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:01
  • Heavyweight: Robelis Despaigne defeats Josh Parisian via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:18
  • Flyweight: Assu Almabayev defeats C.J. Vergara via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
  • Women’s Flyweight: Joanne Wood defeats Maryna Moroz via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)

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