The year 2024 is already stacked with some of the best UFC events; Dana White recently disclosed the fixtures taking place from January to March. One worth highlighting is the highly-anticipated rematch between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera.
UFC fans, it’s happening! Sean O’Malley vs Marlon 2 is headlined as the main event for the UFC 299 event that is scheduled to take place on 9th March 2024. This will be Sean O’Malley’s first title defense after becoming the new UFC bantamweight champion.Vera is the only opponent who was successful in beating Sean O’Malley; it will be fascinating to see if O’Malley can avenge the bitter knockout loss.
Sean O’Malley on fighting Marlon Vera
Recently, on The MMA Hour, Sean O’Malley shared his thoughts on fighting Marlon Vera for the rematch. “I don’t get much more excited about a fight than that,” O’Malley said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“I want that fight. It’s just perfect. I feel like it’s perfect timing. After that first fight, everyone was like, ‘You gotta get that rematch, you gotta get that rematch.’ And I said, ‘I’ll get that rematch when I want that, when it’s time.
When it’s time for that rematch, I’m going to call for it and I’ll get it.’ I could’ve gotten that rematch whenever I wanted. I was like, it’s not the right time yet. Now is the right time, so I’m just very excited about that fight.
But I’m going to smoke this dude. He knows what he’s doing.’ But I feel like it was so lucky, and he knows it. He truly, deep down knows it. That was so lucky. He’s genuinely scared of me. I know you’re watching ‘Chito,’ you know I’m way too fast for you and you ain’t going to be able to do to me, bud.
He knows it. ... I think he’s very nervous for this fight, 100 percent. He’s too slow. What are you going to do? I’m going to piece him up”.