This Saturday night, the UFC returns to Miami for UFC 299 with a star-studded card. The Kaseya Center will play host to 14 scheduled fights, including a bantamweight title fight in the main event. Check out the UFC 299 preview segment from The MMA Plug covering the card.

This will be the first title defense for ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley as he looks to avenge the only loss in his career to Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera. The UFC has done absolutely everything that they can to build Sean O’Malley into a star (including custom pink trunks for the fight). However, the press conference yesterday told a different tale as the outpouring support for Chito from the fans was inescapable. Maybe it is because Miami is largely a Latino-based crowd supporting the Ecuadorian, or maybe Sean is not really the superstar that the marketing machine is making him out to be.

Will the champion knockout artist be the first to ever knockdown or finish the challenger in Vera? Will there be a mental edge for Chito in this rematch? Does he attack the leg again right away? One more sleep until we find out.

Here’s a quick look at the full card:


  1. #C Sean O’Malley (17-1-0) vs. #5 Marlon Vera (23-8-1)
  2. #3 Dustin Poirier (29-8-0) vs. #12 Benoit Saint Denis (13-1-0)
  3. #13 Kevin Holland (25-10-0) vs. Michael Page (21-2-0)
  4. #4 Gilbert Burns (22-6-0) vs. #11 Jack Della (16-2-0)
  5. #4 Petr Yan (16-5-0) vs. #7 Yadong Song (21-7-1)


  1. #5 Curtis Blaydes (17-4-0) vs. #7 Jailton Almeida (20-2-0)
  2. #4 Katlyn Cerminara (18-5-0) vs. #6 Maycee Barber (13-2-0)
  3. #6 Mateusz Gamrot (23-2-0) vs. #11 Rafael Dos Anjos (32-15-0)
  4. #13 Pedro Munhoz (20-8-0) vs. Kyler Phillips (11-2-0)


  1. Ion Cutelaba (17-9-1) vs. Philipe Lins (17-5-0)
  2. Michel Pereira Lima (29-11-0) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (19-6-0)
  3. Robelis Despaigne (4-0-0) vs. Josh Parisian (15-7-0)
  4. CJ Vergara (12-4-1) vs. Asu Almabayev (18-2-0)
  5. Joanne Wood (16-8-0) vs. Maryna Moroz (11-5-0)

The Fight Pass Prelims begin at 4 p.m. MT. Main Card starts at 8 p.m. MT.