In the main event of UFC 299, we have the Suga Sean vs Chito Vera rematch for the Bantamweight Title. These two fought back in August 2020. Notably, this was the only loss of Sean O’Malley’s career. Since then, he has become the Bantamweight Champion, and it’s only right that has fight title defense is again the man who gave him that “one” in his fight record.

Below, we have a full preview and prediction for the Suga Sean vs Chito Vera fight. We also have previews linked for all of the UFC fights tonight on the UFC 299 card! Make sure to tune in, since it is shaping up to be a must-watch event.

Suga Sean vs Chito Vera Prediction and UFC 299 Start Time

UFC 299 — Bantamweight Title Bout | Main Event
“Suga” Sean O’Malley (17-1-0, 12 KO, 1 Sub) vs. Marlon “Chito” Vera (23-8-1, 8 KO, 10 Sub)
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Start Time: This will be the final fight on the Main Card, which begins at 10 PM EST
Venue: Kaseya Center — Miami, FL
Coverage: ESPN+

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How to Watch UFC 299 Online

If you are wondering how to watch UFC 299 online, it’s easy! The UFC 299 prelims and early prelims will be available to watch for free via ESPN+. Anyone who has an ESPN+ account is already good to go. If you do not have an ESPN+ account, you can click here to get it! Either purchase an ESPN+ account ($10.99) or buy the full Disney+ bundle ($14.99), which includes Disney+ and Hulu — a worthwhile investment. Of course, you can get an even larger discount by signing up for the year!

The packed main card will be available via PPV here. Some have said the UFC 299 card actually gets them more excited than UFC 300, and it’s understandable. The main event of the night is a rematch between one of the biggest stars of the sport, “Suga” Sean O’Malley, and MMA legend Marlon “Chito” Vera.

But that’s not all, as we have Dustin Poirier back in the octagon again Benoit Saint Denis. Kevin Holland will look to get back on track against Michael Page. We also have notable names rounding out the main card, with Gilbert Burns vs Jack Della Maddalena and Petr Yan vs Song Yadong. The prelims also feature names such as Curtis Blaydes, Maycee Barber and Rafael Dos Anjos.

When is UFC 299? Start Time For UFC Fights Tonight

Now that you know how to watch, when is UFC 299 and when are the UFC fights tonight? UFC 299 takes place at Kaseya Center down in Miami, Florida. The early prelims will start at 6 p.m. EST while the prelims begin at 8 p.m. EST. Make sure you have your PPV in time for the UFC 299 main card, which is set to begin at 10 p.m. EST.

Fighter Comparison

Sean O’MalleyNAMEMarlon Vera
17-1, 1 NCRECORD21-8-1
146 lbsWEIGHT148 lbs
72 inREACH70.5 in
40 inLEG REACH40.5 in
75%KO WIN %38%
6%SUB WIN %38%
19%DEC WIN %24%

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Suga Sean vs Chito Vera Prediction

Coming into the UFC fights tonight, Sean O’Malley is the favorite to win the fight and retain his title. Here, we have a Suga Sean vs Chito Vera prediction that comes from the Tapology Fight Predictions.

Winner: Sean O’Malley (76%)
Method of Victory: Decision (62%)

UFC 299 Card | Main Card

Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera 2 — Main Event

Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint Denis — Match 2

Kevin Holland vs Michael Page — Match 3

Gilbert Burns vs Jack Della Maddalena — Match 4

Petr Yan vs Song Yadong — Match 5

UFC 299 Card | Prelims

Curtis Blaydes vs Jailton Almeida — Match 6

Katlyn Cerminara vs Maycee Barber — Match 7

Mateusz Gamrot vs Rafael Dos Anjos — Match 8

Pedro Munhoz vs Kyler Phillips — Match 9

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