Alexander Volkanovski shares bold prediction for Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera rematch at UFC 299

By Harry Kettle - March 8, 2024

Alexander Volkanovski has given his prediction for tomorrow night’s clash between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera.

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On Saturday night, Sean O’Malley will defend his UFC bantamweight championship against Marlon Vera. It’ll take place in the main event in Miami, with ‘Suga’ attempting to cement his position as one of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts.

As you can imagine, there’s a lot of intrigue surrounding this contest. They’ve battled it out before with Vera coming out on top but with O’Malley being the champion, he’ll want to make a real statement.

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In a recent video, former featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski weighed in on who he thinks will get the win.

Volkanovski’s O’Malley/Vera prediction

“I’m going to have to lean towards Sean O’Malley,” Volkanovski said. “I think his striking is going to be too much. I know ‘Chito’ is going to want to keep it standing. I think ‘Chito’ has to keep it standing. I think Sean O’Malley is even dangerous on the ground. I think he’s going to be hard to take down. I think Sean can give him problems even there. He can throw some nice submissions off his back, and he’s pretty creative there.

“I think it’s going to be a standup fight, which is exciting. You know ‘Chito’ is going to bring it. I just think the movement and that’s going to be too much. I think knowing how Sean O’Malley is going to look for the finish, he’s creative and he’s got a good eye. I think it’s going to be a finish for Sean O’Malley. It could be a submission, but I think it’s going to be a TKO because even if he hurts him and takes him to the ground, I can’t see him looking for a submission.”

Quotes via MMA Junkie

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