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UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2

The highly anticipated rematch of Sean “Sugar” O’Malley vs. Marlon “Chito” Vera was held at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida on March 9, 2024.

With O’Malley’s only loss in his career to Vera, fans were left wondering if he would be victorious at avenging his only defeat.

With an impressive lineup of fights leading up to the main card, all fighters showed up and showed out for their championship titles.

The welterweight bouts consisted of Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena, then followed by Kevin Holland vs. Michael Page.

Both fights lasted all three rounds and had fans captivated throughout both performances. Maddalena and Page were victorious in their bouts.

The co-main event involved contender Benoit Saint Denis and UFC legend Dustin Poirier.

Poirier took a risk after his last loss when he could have attempted to secure another chance at an undisputed title. Rather than relying on his household name, Poirier took the fight and finished with a knockout in Round 2.

Fans were left eager to finally witness the rematch of the night.

With O’Malley dominating four of the five rounds, it was clear he had defeated his longtime rival, Marlon Vera.

The arena was filled with support for both fighters even though the chants of “Chito, Chito” were heard the loudest.

Round after round Vera was overpowered, but survived O’Malley’s precise fighting power.

When the third round approached O’Malley continued to dominate even though Vera started to surge.

Vera needed a finish but did not find it. O’Malley was victorious and successfully defended his title. Although Vera did come up short in his first UFC title challenge, he has been a pioneer for Latin American fighters.

Fans are left questioning if O’Malley could be as, if not more, famous than UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

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