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UFC 299 — Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera: Fight card, date, odds, rumors, location, prelims, complete guide

UFC heads back to Miami for a loaded PPV event, headlined by a bantamweight title tilt

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As UFC 300 draws near, many MMA fans are equally focused on an equally stacked UFC 299 card. The PPV event goes down on March 9 from Kaseya Center in Miami and is headlined by a bantamweight championship fight with Sean O’Malley defending his title against Marlon Vera.

O’Malley will be making the first defense of the belt he won when he scored a TKO win over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292. He is riding a five-fight winning streak since suffering his lone professional loss, an August 2020 TKO defeat at the hands of Vera.

Vera has run up a 5-2 record since defeating O’Malley. His most recent win was a decision over Pedro Munhoz on the undercard of O’Malley’s win over Sterling. The win over Munhoz was a rebound victory for Vera, who was coming off a split decision loss to Cory Sandhagen.

The co-main event also promises fireworks as fan-favorite Dustin Poirier faces red-hot Benoit Saint Denis. Saint Denis has won five straight fights, all by submission or knockout. Poirier is coming off a brutal loss to Justin Gaethje that saw Gaethje win by knockout with a head kick.

In the other UFC 299 main card fights, former Bellator star Michael Page is set to make his UFC debut when he faces Kevin Holland, former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns faces rising star Jack Della Maddalena and former bantamweight champion Petr Yan takes on Song Yadong.

Below is the complete fight card for UFC 299 along with the latest odds. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.

UFC 299 fight card, odds

  • Sean O’Malley (c) -210 vs. Marlon Vera +165, bantamweight title
  • Dustin Poirier vs. Benoit Saint Denis, lightweight
  • Kevin Holland vs. Michael Page, welterweight
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena, welterweight
  • Petr Yan vs. Song Yadong, bantamweight
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida, heavyweight
  • Katlyn Cerminara vs. Maycee Barber, women’s flyweight
  • Mateusz Gamrot vs. Rafael dos Anjos, lightweight
  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips, bantamweight
  • Michel Pereira vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk, middleweight
  • Robelis Despaigne vs. Josh Parisian, heavyweight
  • C.J. Vergara vs. Assu Almabayev, flyweight
  • Joanne Wood vs. Maryna Moroz, women’s flyweight

UFC 299 info

  • Date: March 9
  • Location: Kaseya Center — Miami
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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