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UFC 299 Results: Sean O’Malley retains bantamweight title in five-round fight against Vera

UFC 299 Miami result
UFC 299 Miami result

Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera UFC 299 Main Event: Sean O’Malley Successfully Defends Bantamweight

In bantamweight championship action, Sean O’Malley lived up to his promise by successfully defending his title against Marlon Vera in a five-round bout.

Marlon Vera, Miami in the first round O’Malley showed off his talent and landed a powerful knee attack, while Vera played patiently as the round ended with Sean O’Malley in the lead. Finished with a 10-9 lead on the scorecards.

O’Malley’s corner called for a physical fight with Vera early in the second round. O’Malley continued his strategy, Vera showed off his power, but O’Malley’s accurate punches gave him another 10–9 round lead. Mulcair led 20–18 on aggregate.

In the third round, Vera began to pressure O’Malley with more attacks. However, O’Malley’s effective striking kept him in control in this round. The strategic battle gave them a 30-27 lead after three rounds.

Vera’s corner called for a finish in the fourth round. O’Malley maintained control, securing the round with jabs and body shots.

O’Malley maintained his advantage in the final round, playing it safe by using his jab and staying in control. Despite Vera’s efforts, O’Malley took the round and the fight.

After the win O’Malley said, “I think we can all agree I’m still undefeated.” Mentioned a possible fight with Ilya Topuria. O’Malley won by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-44), thereby defending himself as bantamweight champion.

Sean O’Malley won

Poirier vs Denis Co Main Event: Dustin Poirier scores thrilling win over Benoit St. Denis with second-round knockout

Poirier, the world’s greatest fighter of UFC, lost in the ‘BMF’ title bout against Justin Gaethje in 2023, due to which questions were raised on him. However, he silenced his doubters by accepting the clash with St. Denis. He is a new rising star in the world of UFC who has been making a name for himself in the lightweight division since 2022.

In the first round, St. Denis aggressively pursued Poirier and began to throw a flurry of strikes. Poirier looked to be in the thick of it, St. Denis won the round 10-9 according to MMA Fighting’s scorecards. Looked dominant over Poirier.

In the second round, Poirier appeared to be coming into his own, as his corner advised him to abandon guillotine attempts. It paid off when Poirier landed an uppercut that sent St. Denis down. A risky guillotine attempt from Poirier forced St. Denis to escape. Poirier sent St. Denis to the canvas with a body shot and left hook. St. Denis moved forward and continued the fight, attacking Poirier with a devastating right hook to win the round and end the fight.

In a high-stakes lightweight bout, Dustin Poirier prevailed, lasting 2:32 in round 2.

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Page vs. Holland: Michael “Venom” Page wins in UFC debut, defeats Kevin Holland in welterweight bout

Michael “Venom” Page, considered Bellator’s most popular fighter, made a seamless transition to the UFC while aiming for the welterweight title, and his win over Holland could put him in the championship race.

The fight began with Page dominating exchanges over the course of three rounds, and showcasing his trademark spinning strikes with his powerful hands. Holland, known for his ability to take on any fighter, found himself outmatched and outnumbered as Page gained control over his pace.

The judges’ unanimous decision went in favor of Page (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Despite Holland’s display of flexibility, Page’s speed, clean strikes and well-timed counters secured his victory and cemented his place in the welterweight division.

Michael “Venom” Page won

Della Maddalena vs Gilbert Burns: Della stuns UFC fans with stunning TKO win over Burns

UFC’s mainstay, Gilbert Burns joined the mixed martial arts scene in 2014 and has faced a lot of challenges in the welterweight division. Despite four wins, Burns lost his title shot against Kamaru Usman. Since then, Burns continued to face tough challenges for the welterweight title.

Australian rising star Della Maddalena is a rising star in the UFC in 2022 with three consecutive first-round knockouts. Enters UFC 299 as a strong contender with three more wins under his belt.

In the first round, Burns displayed his fighting spirit, scoring Della Maddalena with a takedown and striking Della Maddalena with effective ground control. In the second round, Della Maddalena landed significant strikes that sent Burns reeling; despite a takedown from Burns, Della Maddalena defended herself, eventually landing a flurry of knees and punches that forced the referee to intervene. Burns, leading 2-0 in the round, demonstrated her flexibility against the aggressive Della Maddalena. However, Della Maddalena’s relentless attacks paid off in the third round.

Della Maddalena won by TKO at 3:43 of the third round.

Petr Yan vs Song Yadong: Yan Edges Out Song in Epic Bantamweight Showdown

Petr Yan has had a tough journey in the UFC since he won the UFC Bantamweight title a few years ago, losing his Bantamweight title to Aljaman Sterling. Petr Yan’s most recent win came via unanimous decision over Cory Sandhagen, however he has suffered three losses and today faces him against Song Yadong.

Song, 26, has transitioned into a legitimate title threat and won his last fight with a five-round unanimous decision over Chris Gutierrez. These two youngsters will be seen fighting against each other in the ring today.

Yan’s consistent jab and right hand proved effective in the first round. Song appeared to be struggling to keep up with Yan’s pace. The atmosphere kept changing in favor of Yan in the second round. Despite Song’s good start, Song looked vulnerable to Yan’s strategic and calculated attacks, with the former champion securing takedowns that tied the score at 19–19. The third round saw Yan lose momentum; in an exciting round, Song was left bruised and battered by Yan’s speed and well-calculated attacks.

In the official decision, Yan emerged victorious with a unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), marking an important step in his journey to reclaim the bantamweight throne.



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