UFC 299 live fight updates, results, highlights from Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2

The UFC continues its hot run of PPV events with UFC 299 on March 9. Sean O’Malley defends the UFC bantamweight title against Marlon Vera in a rematch in Miami. The fight and event airs on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S.

O’Malley beat Aljamain Sterling in August to become the bantamweight champion. Before that, he beat former champion Petr Yan via a questionable decision scoring. His first big test was against Vera in 2020, with Vera compromising his leg and securing a TKO win. The 29-year-old has 12 wins via knockout and has amassed a legion of passionate fans. 

The director of “The Suga Show” still has his detractors, and there are those who believe he shouldn’t be here at all. Now, though, he insists he is ready to put them in their place.

“I still feel disrespected as the champ,” O’Malley told the UFC. “The greats understand how good I am, but the average people don’t understand how good I am. They will someday, but right now, they don’t.”

WATCH: UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2, exclusively on ESPN+

Vera went 5-2 after the O’Malley fight. Owning wins against the likes of Frankie Edgar, Rob Font, Dominick Cruz, and Pedro Munhoz, the Ecuadorian secured a title shot after more than nine years in the Octagon.

He is ready to prove his win against O’Malley first time round wasn’t a fluke, while also holding gold for the first time.

The Sporting News will be live from inside the Kaseya Center and will provide results, highlights, and analysis from UFC 299. Check back for updates.

UFC 299 results, highlights

8:30 p.m. ET: Phillips looked cool, calm, and collected as Munhoz rushed into him, attempting to make the fight his. The former looked like a complete fighter in all three rounds. A few shots broke through to the chin of Munhoz. As time winded down, Munhoz could not combat the tricky offense of Phillips. Phillips got the decision win. 

8:15 p.m. ET: Pedro Munhoz faces Kyler Phillips in the opening contest. Phillips teased a spinning leg kick multiple times. The fifth attempt connected. 

8 p.m. ET: The prelims have started. 

7:45 p.m. ET: In the final early prelim of the night, Former PFL champion Philipe Lins faced Ion Cutelaba. Lins used his kicks to affect the.legs of “Hulk,” while both landed vicious shots to the face. Cutelaba landed an illegal shot to the back of the head of Lins, but didn’t get a point taken away. Lins won via unanimous decision.

7:20 p.m. ET: Michel Pereira submitted Michal Oleksiejczuk in round one. He danced his way to the octagon, landed savage body shots that put Oleksiejczuk by the cage. Pereira then held onto his opponent before the referee saw enough. Pereira did the Booker T Spinaroonie after the fight.

7:05 p.m. ET: Former Olympian Robelis Despaigne needed less than twenty seconds to take out Josh Parisian. The Cuban was an electric force from the moment he entered the cage.

6:50 p.m. ET: Kazakh Assu Almabayev defeated C.J. Vergara via unanimous decision. 

6 p.m. ET: The first fight of the night saw Joanne Wood beat Maryna Moroz via split decision. Wood, who retired after, stormed back after a Moroz round two and delighted the crowd with hard blows in round three. 

Build-up: Hello everyone, and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of UFC 299. Stay tuned as we take you through all the action.

What time is UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 today?

The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, with the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The main card is at 10 p.m. ET. O’Malley and Vera should make their way to the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

Region Date Early Prelims Start Time Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, March 9 6 p.m. ET 8 p.m. ET 10 p.m. ET 12:15 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, March 9 3 p.m. PT 5 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT 9:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Sunday, March 10 11 p.m. GMT 1 a.m. GMT 3 a.m. GMT 5:15 a.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, March 10 10 a.m. AEDT 12 p.m. AEDT 2 p.m. AEDT 4:15 p.m. AEDT
India Monday, March 11 4:30 a.m. IST 6:30 a.m. IST 8:30 a.m. IST 10:45 a.m. IST

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How to watch UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Saturday, March 9 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Saturday, March 9 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sunday, March 10 TNT Sports, TNT Sports Box Office
Australia Sunday, March 10 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 PPV price: How much does UFC 299 cost? 

In the U.S., the UFC 299 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 299 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $134.98 for the UFC 299 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

In the UK, the main card is on TNT Sports Box Office and will cost £19.99.

WATCH: UFC 299: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2, exclusively on ESPN+

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $10.99/mo
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $109.99/yr
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $14.99/mo
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $24.99/mo
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $134.98, then $109.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $14.99/mo

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

UFC 299 results

Main Card

  • Sean O’Malley (c) vs. Marlon Vera 2 for the UFC bantamweight title
  • Dustin Poirier vs. Benoit Saint Denis; Lightweights
  • Kevin Holland vs. Michael “Venom” Page; Welterweights
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena; Welterweights
  • Petr Yan vs. Song Yadong; Bantamweights


  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida; Heavyweights
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Maycee Barber; Flyweights
  • Mateusz Gamrot vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Lightweights
  • Kyler Phillips def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Early Prelims

  • Philipe Lins def. Ion Cutelaba via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Michel Pereira def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via rear-naked choke (1:01 into round one)
  • Robelis Despaigne def. Josh Parisian via knockout (0:18 into round one)
  • Assu Almabayev def. C.J. Vergara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Joanne Wood def. Maryna Moroz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)


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