UFC 299, today LIVE the fight of Chito Vera vs. Sean O’Malley: card, schedule and where to watch

The moment of truth has arrived. There is no longer any room for threats or palpitations. UFC 299 will take place this Saturday at the Kaseya Center in Miami and this popular event will feature Sean O’Malley against Chito Vera for the bantamweight title. The expectation for the fight both in the United States and throughout the martial arts world is very high, especially in Ecuador since it will be the first time that an Ecuadorian is a challenger for a UFC title.

Chito Vera’s wife reported that their house was robbed before the fight with Sean O’Malley!

A very ugly moment in which, after all, María Paulina luckily did not report physical aggressions and lamented: “Last night they broke into our house. While they are material things, they are things that have been purchased with a lot of effort and work.”

“But hey, this kind of thing happens for a reason, and the truth is that tonight will be good. Tonight the golden belt (as Eli calls it) will be ours. God with us, and the person who did it, I hope he needed the money for something important,” Vera’s wife wrote on her Instagram.

Chito Vera vs. Sean O’Malley | How do bets payout to the champion?

The bookmakers will play their special match around Chito Vera’s fight against Sean O’Malley. Despite the previous record between them, the great favorite is the American. Here are the odds on the top sites:

Betsson: Chito Vera wins (3.14) vs. Sean O’Malley wins (1.38)
Bet365: Chito Vera (3.00) wins vs. Sean O’Malley wins (1.40)
BetWarrior: Chito Vera (3.15) wins vs. Sean O’Malley wins (1.38)

How does Chito Vera get to the showdown with Sean O’Malley?

Marlon Chito Vera is going through the best moment of his career at 31, and he arrives at this fight with an important record. The last time he entered the cage, was on August 19, 2023, he defeated Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision. In 32 fights, he won 23, lost 8 and the remaining one was drawn. Likewise, what distinguishes the Ecuadorian is that he was able to beat O’Malley previously since on August 15, 2020, he defeated him by TKO.

How does Sean O’Malley get to the confrontation with Chito Vera?

The fighter born in Montana, United States, 29 years ago, comes to the fight with Chito Vera with 19 previous duels, with 17 wins, one loss, and one fight without a decision. In his last about, he faced Aljamain Sterling on August 19, 2023, securing the victory by TKO (punches). That achievement earned him the UFC belt by defeating the world champion in his category.

Piero Hinca’s message of support for Chito Vera

“Hi Chito, from here to the distance, sending you the best vibes for your title fight. Ecuador is a single fist, may God bless you and let’s go up”, were the words of Piero Hincapié, from Germany and on his social networks, to Chito Vera.

“Ecuador we are one fist” 🇪🇨👊

From: Piero Hincapié
To: Chito Vera

Moisés Caicedo’s greeting to Chito Vera from England

“I want to thank you for the words of encouragement towards me. It was very nice to see this video. I want to wish you the best in your fight, may God bless you, and may you win it. I hope at some point to meet you and share. A hug from a distance,” Moises Caicedo said in a video on his social networks for Chito Vera’s fight against Sean O’Malley.

Chito Vera vs. Sean O’Malley at UFC 299 | How did the first fight go?

In August 2020, at UFC 252, Chito Vera handed Sean O’Malley the only loss of his career to date. The Ecuadorian submitted him and won by TKO in the first round.

How much did the official weigh-in of Chito Vera and Sean O’Malley yield?

The weigh-in ceremony held in Miami, held in the prelims, threw the same weight for both Marlon Chito Vera and his opponent, Sean O’Malley. The two fighters weighed in at 135 pounds (61 kg) and the fight was confirmed.

Sean O’Malley, blunt: “I’m going to put Chito Vera to sleep”

On March 6, Hall F at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay was the venue for UFC 299 media day and Sean O’Malley said, “Chito had to beat Pedro Munhoz on the night I knocked out Aljamain Sterling, then the stars aligned.”

On his loss to Chito, he warned: “That fight never bothered me. Look where I am, if I had won, I would have fought someone I wasn’t prepared for. In another world, we would have been friends, but in this world he (Chito Vera) sucks and I’m great. I’m going to put this guy to sleep.”

The Kaseya Center will be the scene of the fight between Chito Vera and Sean O’Malley

The Miami Heat play at the 19,600-seat Kaseya, which opened on December 31, 1999. This stage is located on Biscayne Boulevard, an exclusive area in downtown Miami, and the first event was a concert by Gloria Estefan, a Cuban singer who opened its venue. On the sporting side, the Miami Heat were the first to be in action, facing San Antonio, a team that took the victory.

The Kaseya Center is a multi-surface stadium, which means that events of all kinds can be held. Miami Heat games and concerts throughout the year occupy the entire year’s agenda. World-class artists such as Luis Miguel, Bad Bunny or Madonna, will perform at the Kaseya Center in 2024.

Chito Vera vs O’Malley Prediction: “Win and Kick Your Butt”

Marlon Chito Vera, in a press conference in Hall F of the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, began with a blunt phrase: “I’m going to make a hole in his face,” referring to the blows he will give O’Malley. On the rematch against Suga, he commented, “This will be a tougher fight. He’s improved and so have I. We’re two different fighters. The first one is over, I’m just thinking about the one now.” “Win and kick your ass,” was Chito’s prediction about how the main event of UFC 299 will turn out.

Chito Vera vs Sean O’Malley y su cartelera principal en Miami

Peso gallo: Sean O’Malley (17-1-0) vs. Marlon Vera (23-8-1)
Peso ligero: Dustin Poirier (29-8-0) vs. Benoît Saint Denis (13-1-0)
Peso welter: Kevin Holland (25-10-0) vs. Michael Page (21-2-0)
Peso welter: Gilbert Burns (22-6-0) vs. Jack Della Maddalena (16-2-0)
Peso gallo: Petr Yan (16-5-0) vs. Song Yadong (21-7-1).

The preliminary fights on the evening of Chito Vera vs Sean O’Malley

Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes (17-4-0) vs. Jailton Almeida (20-2-0)
Women’s flyweight: Katlyn Cerminara (18-5-0) vs. Maycee Barber (13-2-0)
Lightweight: Mateusz Gamrot (23-2-0) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (32-15-0)
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz (20-8-0) vs. Kyler Phillips (11-2-0)

Chito Vera’s Initial Preliminary Fights Against Sean O’Malley Evening

Light heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba (17-9-1) vs. Philipe Lins (17-5-0).
Middleweight: Michel Pereira (29-11-0) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (19-6-0).
Heavyweight: Robelis Despaigne (4-0-0) vs. Josh Parisian (15-7-0).
Flyweight: CJ Vergara (12-4-1) vs. Assu Almabayev (18-2-0).
Women’s flyweight: Joanne Wood (16-8-0) vs. Maryna Moroz (11-5-0).

Where to watch Chito Vera vs Sean O’Malley at UFC 299?

The Chito Vera vs Sean O’Malley fight can be seen on Star+ as it is a Pay Per View event, being the only platform that broadcasts the event in Ecuador. This costs $12.59 per month.

Chito Vera vs Sean O’Malley fight schedule by country

Brazil: 02:00hs
Uruguay: 02:00hs
Paraguay: 02:00hs
Chile: 02:00hs
Argentina: 02:00hs
Venezuela: 01:00hs
Bolivia: 01:00hs
Ecuador: 00:00hs
Colombia: 00:00hs
Peru: 00:00hs
Mexico: 11:00 p.m.
United States (East): 23.00hs
United States (West): 7:00 p.m.
United States (Central): 10:00 p.m.

Chito Vera vs Sean O’Malley for UFC 299

There will be a definition for the title, Ecuador! This Saturday, March 9, all eyes will be on the UFC 299 card, with the main showdown to meet the new UFC bantamweight champion. American Sean O’Malley will face Ecuador’s Marlon Chito Vera.

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