UFC 239 just got that much better with a bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani via Twitter:
UFC 239, which takes place on July 6, will be the culmination of International Fight Week.
O’Malley recently tweeted regarding his USADA imposed suspension coming to an end. He stated that his suspension would be ending on July 6. Coincidentally, UFC 239 falls on that date.
Vera has won three straight fights. He defeated Frankie Saenz in March on ESPN+. “Chito” has been in the UFC since 2014. He’s also been in the Octagon with some of the very best the division offers.
It’s unclear at this time where this fight will take place on the card. UFC 239 will be headlined by Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos.