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Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera Betting UFC 252 Odds and Expert Pick

Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera UFC 252 Betting Odds and Predictions

Top UFC betting sites favor Sean O’Malley in his match against Marlon Vera at UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3. This is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It will take place on August 15, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera Betting Lines

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Sean O’Malley-315

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Betting Marlon Vera

Chito is the underdog per the best online sportsbooks. Vera was expected to face Sean O’Malley on July 6, 2019, at UFC 239. However, O’Malley confirmed his withdrawal from the fight on June 21, 2019, because of a failed test for ostarine. Newcomer Nohelin Hernandez replaced O’Malley. He won the match with a rear-naked choke in the second round. Vera then faced Andre Ewell on October 12, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 19. He won the bout via technical knockout. This win earned him a Performance of the Night bonus award. Vera was slated to fight Jimmie Rivera on February 8, 2020, at UFC 247.

However, Rivera withdrew from the fight on January 23 with an injury. In consequence, promotion officials chose to remove Vera from the event. Vera was scheduled to face Eddie Wineland on March 28, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik. But on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC said that the event was postponed to a later date. So Vera fought Song Yadong in a featherweight match on May 16, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris. He lost the bout by unanimous decision. Both fighters earned the Fight of the Night award. Vera will finally face Sean O’Malley on August 15, 2020, at UFC 252.

Betting Sean O’Malley

Sugar is the underdog according to top UFC betting sites. O’Malley is facing stiffer competition. But he doesn’t think that the outcome will be any different from his latest performances. Since his return from a two-year hiatus in March, the unbeaten O’Malley has soared. He scored two first-round knockouts over Jose Quinonez and Eddie Wineland in a stretch of three months. He made short work of his last two opponents and made it look easy.

O’Malley Expects that Vera will be a little more Resilient

However, O’Malley expects that Vera will be a little more resilient than his recent opposition. “He’s a decent striker, black belt in jiu-jitsu – he’s definitely the toughest opponent to date, and that’s what I wanted,” O’Malley told MMA Junkie. “I think this fight against ‘Chito’ will really kind of get to show – you know, it’s hard to show your skills when you’re knocking dudes out in two minutes. It’s like, some people might see it as that was a lucky punch, or that was whatever, but I think ‘Chito’ might be able to absorb some extra punishment. So I’ll be able to show more of my skills and be more of a threat, and people will realize that. I think some guys look at my skills and they’re like, ‘OK, yeah, he’s for real.’ Some don’t. So I think this next fight will get to show a lot.”

“It’s hard not to see me get a first-round knockout,” O’Malley added. Nevertheless, he would not be surprised either if the KO came later in the fight. “Like I said, Chito’s tough, so I’m planning on being in there for 15 minutes. I could see a second-round knockout or a third-round knockout. I do see myself putting his lights out. (It’s) kind of his choice how fast he wants to get knocked out and how much he pushes the fight.” Sean has seven first-round Kos in his career, including technical.

Marlon Vera vs. Sean O’Malley UFC 252 Pick

O’Malley is not blowing smoke; users of top UFC betting sites better believe he will put his money where his mouth is.