Marlon Vera News

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Sean O'Malley

Pros react after Marlon Vera stops Sean O'Malley at UFC 252

Chris Taylor - August 15, 2020

Tonight’s UFC 252 co-main attraction featured a key bantamweight bout between surging division contenders Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera. O’Malley (12-0 MMA) was most previously seen in action at June’s UFC 250 event where he scored a sensational first round knockout victory over former WEC title holder Eddie Wineland. Since joining the UFC ranks in December of 2017, ‘Sugar’ has gone a perfect 4-0 including two stoppage victories.

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Sean O'Malley

UFC 252 Results: Marlon Vera TKO's Sean O’Malley (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - August 15, 2020

Tonight’s UFC 252 co-main attraction features a key bantamweight bout between surging division contenders Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera. O’Malley (12-0 MMA) was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC 250 event where he scored a sensational first round knockout victory over former WEC title holder Eddie Wineland. Since joining the UFC ranks in December of 2017, ‘Sugar’ has gone a perfect 4-0 including two stoppage victories.

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Marlon Vera offers savage response to Sean O'Malley mind games: "My skin is thicker than his Mom"

Andrew Whitelaw - August 13, 2020

When Sean O’Malley turned up to fight week with his hair dyed the colour of his opponent’s native Ecuador, reporters asked Marlon Vera if it bothered him. “My skin is thicker than his mom, so I’m good with that,” he said. “It’s hard to get in my mind.”

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Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera plans to "baptize" Sean O'Malley and "make him quit" in UFC 252 co-main event

Cole Shelton - August 12, 2020

Marlon Vera is excited to finally share the Octagon with Sean O’Malley as he is confident he can hand “Sugar” his first loss. In the co-main event of UFC 252, Vera and O’Malley are set to fight in a scrap many fans are looking forward to. The common perception entering the bout is whether or not O’Malley’s hype is real or if Vera will prove to be too much too soon.

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Marlon Vera

Sean O'Malley says UFC forced Marlon Vera to sign the contract, eyes another first-round KO

Cole Shelton - August 11, 2020

Sean O’Malley believes Marlon Vera didn’t want to fight him. In the co-main event of UFC 252, O’Malley is set for his toughest test to date when he battles the 14-fight UFC veteran in Vera. So, for “Suga” he says this fight just made sense. He actually told BJPENN.com following his win over Eddie Wineland he wanted it.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 6 with Junior dos Santos, Sean O'Malley, Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Marlon Vera

Cole Shelton - August 11, 2020

The sixth episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with Cole Shelton is here and it’s the most stacked show in the history of the program ahead of a very solid UFC 252 pay-per-view card. Host Cole Shelton is first joined fifth-ranked heavyweight and former champion, Junior dos Santos (2:09). Next, rising star and 14th-ranked bantamweight, Sean O’Malley comes on (23:41). Then, sixth-ranked UFC heavyweight, Jairzinho Rozenstruik (42:03) joins the program. Finally, the final guest of the episode is bantamweight contender, Marlon Vera (55:16).

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Sean O'Malley

Marlon Vera responds after Sean O’Malley shows interest in potential UFC bout

Natasha Hooper - June 25, 2020

Marlon Vera has responded to a possible UFC matchup against Sean O’Malley. O’Malley and Vera were initially expected to fight at UFC 239 in 2019. However, “Sugar” was forced to withdraw from the card after traces of Ostarine were found in his system. “Chito” then called out the 25-year old for the last-minute change of plans.

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Marlon Vera blasts judges following controversial loss at UFC on ESPN 8

Adam D Martin - May 17, 2020

UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Vera blasted the judges following a highly controversial unanimous decision loss to Song Yadong at UFC Florida. Vera and Yadong went back-and-forth for 15 minutes and each man won a share of the “Fight of the Night” bonus for their tremendous showings in the fight. Many felt that while it was a competitive fight, it should have been Vera getting his hand raised. But the judges decided to go in the opposite direction, with all three judges scoring the fight 29-28 in favor of Yadong, giving Yadong the first two round and Vera the last.

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Marlon Vera calls out Urijah Faber after “p**sy” Song Yadong pulls out of May 16 bout

Harry Kettle - April 30, 2020

Marlon Vera has called out Urijah Faber after his May 16 opponent, Song Yadong, pulled out of their scheduled fight. While the idea of UFC 249 going ahead on May 9 is crazy enough, what’s even crazier is that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is planning on putting two more events on in the week that follows the promotion’s return.

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Marlon Vera comments on would-be opponent Sean O'Malley's drug testing issues

Tom Taylor - June 24, 2019

After a six-month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), UFC bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley was scheduled to return to the cage opposite Marlon Vera at UFC 239. Regrettably, has once again tested positive for ostarine, the same banned substance he was previously sanctioned for. While USADA has elected not to suspended O’Malley again, this issue will still keep him off the UFC 239 bill. And his would-be opponent Marlon Vera doesn’t seem too impressed.

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UFC 235 card finalized as Saenz steps up to face Vera

James Lynch - February 4, 2019

With Frankie Saenz replacing Thomas Almeida (eye injury) on short notice against Marlon Vera, the loaded UFC 235 is now finalized with 13 bouts. ESPN was the first to report the news regarding the switch up in this UFC 235 bantamweight matchup.

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Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera recounts being kicked out of locker room by "little b***h" Cody Garbrandt

Tom Taylor - August 6, 2018

Cody Garbrandt, who came up short to TJ Dillashaw in the UFC 227 main event, was assigned to the same locker room as UFC 227 undercard fighter Marlon Vera, who has recently done a bit of training with Dillashaw. When the both wound up in that locker room at the same time, Garbrandt and his team essentially kicked Vera out, worrying perhaps that he might be spying for Dillashaw. As you can probably imagine, this did not go over well with Vera, who was just hoping to do some training of his own.

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