UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2: Fight Card, Betting Odds, Start Time

UFC 299 O'Malley vs. Vera 2

All the fights for UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera card on Saturday 9th March 2024. With betting odds, start time, date, fight card, and information on how to watch.

  • Event: UFC 299: “O’Malley vs. Vera 2”
  • Date: Sat, 9th Mar, 2024
  • Location: Kaseya Center, Miami, Florida, U.S.
  • Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET Prelims | 10 p.m. ET Main Card)
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UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2 Full fight card

Main Card

Prelims

  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida: Heavyweight
  • Mateusz Gamrot vs. Rafael Dos Anjos: Lightweight
  • Katlyn Cerminara vs. Maycee Barber: Women Flyweight
  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips: Bantamweight

Early Prelims

  • Michel Pereira vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk: Middleweight
  • Ion Cutelaba vs. Philipe Lins: Light Heavyweight
  • Robelis Despaigne vs. Josh Parisian: Heavyweight
  • CJ Vergara vs. Assu Almabayev: Flyweight
  • Joanne Wood vs. Maryna Moroz: Women’s Flyweight

*Fight card, bout order, and number of fights are subject to change

Sean O'Malley set to fight Marlon Vera in UFC 299 title rematch in March
Mandatory Credit: Josh Hedges – Zuffa LLC

Start date and time

UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 takes place on Saturday 9th March 2024, at the Kaseya Center, Miami, Florida, United States. The main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. The event starts with the early preliminary card that will begin at 6 p.m. ET, with the regular prelims starting at 8 p.m. ET. In the UK, the main event starts at 3 a.m. GMT with the Prelims starting at 11 p.m. GMT.

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Betting Odds

Undisputed bantamweight champion, Sean O’Malley is currently closing as a distinct betting favorite to avenge his sole career loss to incoming title challenger, Marlon Vera at UFC 299 – with the Montana native kicking off his championship run with a grudge match.

O’Malley, the current undisputed bantamweight champion, makes his first outing as divisional gold holder at UFC 299, fresh from a spectacular, star-making knockout win over record-setting former champion, Aljamain Sterling back in August of last year in the pair’s heated showdown.

Also landing a victory on that summer card in Boston, perennial bantamweight contender, Vera landed a close decision win over common-foe, Pedro Munhoz in a main card battle – returning him to the winner’s enclosure, and earning his first title tilt in the promotion.

Calling his shot for a chance to avenge his sole career loss in a rematch against Vera, Dana White’s Contender Series alum, O’Malley is a current -205 betting favorite to defeat Chone native, Vera, who is turning in lines currently in the region of +170.

A host of markets are taking action on fights ahead of the April card in Miami, Florida – which has been heralded as a series of some of the most high-profile fights and attractive prospects for UFC betting this year, as the promotion stack ‘The Sunshine State’ card from top to bottom. 

First sharing the Octagon in the co-main event of a trilogy rubber match between former heavyweight champions, Stip Miocic, and Daniel Cormier four years ago at the UFC Apex facility, O’Malley dropped his first professional loss in devastating fashion.

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Attempting to play a sniper-like game plan in the opening round, while sticking on the outside against Vera, O’Malley was clipped barely with a right low kick, which appeared to land on and pinch his peroneal never, severely limiting his locomotion and ability. 

Falling to his back before the final minute of the round during an attempt to circle out, O’Malley was pinned to the canvas by Vera, with the Ecuadorian striker unleashing ground strikes and slicing elbows, forcing a massive TKO win for himself. 

Amongst other notable fights already on deck for UFC 299 in March, former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier has opened as a surprising betting underdog to beat incoming French force, Benoit Saint Denis – who has landed a stunning five successive stoppage triumphs.

And set for a five round banger in Florida, the lightweight duo join eye-catching clashes including a fight between Ian Garry and Geoff Neal, former championship challenger, Gilbert Burns’ return against Jack Della Maddalena, and the long-anticipated debut of Michael ‘Venom’ Page who takes on fan-favorite striker, Kevin Holland in his first venture to the Octagon since his move from long-time home, Bellator MMA. 

Currently on the preliminary card of the event, former undisputed lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos also makes his comeback in a scrap with Coconut Creek-based contender, Mateusz Gamrot. Former bantamweight kingpin, Petr Yan makes his comeback to the Octagon in search for his first victory to snap a three-fight skid, taking on Song Yadong. 

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Tickets

If you are lucky enough to be in Florida or nearby and plan to be there on the 9th of March to watch UFC 299, Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera fight live at the Kaseya Center in Miami, The first sale will begin on Wed, January 12th at 10 a.m. EST when you will be able to purchase tickets here. You will also be able to purchase Official Platinum Tickets here. Tickets are available at many different prices including Fight Club bundles.

Marlon Vera cool on title rematch with Sean O'Malley at UFC 296 he needs me I don't need him
Mandatory Credit: Zuffa LLC

UFC 299 Promo Trailer

PPV price and Live streams

UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 is Live on ESPN+ PPV but is not available to purchase right now. You will be able to purchase the PPV here closer to the fight date. The prelims will be available to watch on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Alternatively, you will be able to purchase from UFC.com here. The PPV will cost $79.99.

In The UK, UFC 299 will be available on TNT Sports Box Office with the prelims on regular TNT Sports for current subscribers as well as on UFC Fight Pass. You can sign up for TNT Sports Box Office here.

What is Next after UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2?

The next UFC event that follows UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 is : UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura on Saturday 16th March 2024 at the UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada.