Bookmaker’s Favourite In UFC 299: O’Malley Vs. Vera Fight

Feb 20, 2024

The MMA calendar for 2024 is already jam-packed full of exciting events in the coming months. One of the most anticipated right now is the O’Malley vs Vera, that is scheduled for the 9th of March 2024.  who is everything you need to know about the events, and who is the bookie’s favourite to win.

Where And When?

This fight is scheduled for the 9th of March 2024, at the Kaseya Center, Miami. The title fight is scheduled for 10 pm ET, with ESPN showing it on pay-per-view. Prelims will start at 8 pm ET on ESPN.

Who Is Fighting At This Event?

There are a number of matches happening at this event, as well as the title fight. The lineup is currently as follows:

Main Card

Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera (Title Fight)

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida

Gilbert Burns Vs. Jack Della Maddalena

Michael Page vs. Kevin Holland


Kyle Cerminara vs. Maycee Barber

Mateusz Gamrot vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips

Petr Yan vs. Song Yadong

CJ Vergara vs. Assu Almabayev

Robelis Despaigne vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

Joanne Wood vs. Maryna Moroz

As you can see, this is a jam packed event with so many different fights lined up for you. The title fight is the most exciting option though, as it brings you a rematch between both opponents. At UFC 252, Vera came out as the victor of the bout.

Despite this, O’Malley felt that the result was not that legitimate, especially as he began to deal with an ankle issue during the event. Despite this, he says that there was no lasting damaged to the ankle, but even so he did have to suffer that defeat.

He has not given Vera any credit for the win, instead describing him as not very good at what he does. As such, it’s easy to see why a rematch has been arranged, to see once and for all who is the better fighter between them. As you would expect, fans are very excited to see what the outcome will be.

What Are The Odds For This Match?

If you are considering placing a bet on this fight, you want to know exactly who is the favourite to win. Who is going to give you the safest vet, and who will give you a potentially profitable payout?

Currently, O’Malley is the favourite to win, with odds of -198. Vera is the underdog, with current odds at +164. As you would expect, these odds are correct at time of writing, and can be subject to change in the time leading up to the fight itself.

So with these current odds, if you were to bet 100 EUR via one of the Irish betting apps on O’Malley, you should get a payout of 150.51 EUR. If you were to make the same bet on Vera, then you should get payout of 264 EUR.

Now you know who the favourite is, so you can start making plans as to what bets you will make. Check your go-to bookmaker site to see what prices they are offering you. You may even find some special offers for the event itself, so keep an eye out for those as well.

Who Should You Bet On?

The question is now, who should be getting your bet to win? Both competitors in the title card match have a lot to prove, and have what it takes to come out on top.

Firstly, let’s take a look at O’Malley and what he will bring to the fight. He has become a favourite with many of his new fans, having a high flying style that has seen a lot of success in recent fights. The first match up, at UFC 252, he did manage to control the cage effectively and build up some real momentum. As they have already matched up before, he will know that he needs to manage his distance and use stamp switches and straight kicks to come out on top.

What about Vera, though? He is very much known as a battering ram, having a hard hitting offence while being able to take a lot of abuse from his opponent. However he can often be brought into low volume duels, so he will need to avoid this if he wants to come out the victor on this match.

Many experts are saying that the safest bet is O’Malley by decision in this fight. If you want to go for a riskier and potentially more profitable bet, the best option is to bet on Vera by KO/TKO.

Now you know the odds for this upcoming bout, and who you should be betting on. Whether you want to go with safe pick O’Malley, or for the underdog Vera, it is sure to be a nail biter of a rematch.

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