O’Malley vs Vera 2 on weight at UFC 299, one fighter misses

O'Malley defends bantamweight title against old rival Vera at UFC 299 live from Miami

UFC 299: O’Malley vs Vera 2 airs live on pay-per-view from Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida on Saturday, March 9. Following the final pre-fight press conference, a day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official for their respective bouts.

In the main event, Sean O’Malley of the United States defends his bantamweight title against old rival Marlon Vera of Ecuador. Both fighters successfully made the required 135 lbs championship limit, and are eligible for the belt.

Sean O’Malley weighed-in at 135 lbs. Marlon Vera showed the same. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.

The co-main event is a lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier of the U.S. and Benoit Saint Denis of France. The non-championship limit is 156 lbs. The fighters tipped the scales at 156 lbs and 155 lbs, respectively.

CJ Vergara came in at 127 lbs, missing the flyweight limit for his bout against Assu Almabayev, who was 126 lbs. He forfeits 30 percent of his purse, and the bout proceeds at catchweight.

Get UFC 299: O’Malley vs Vera 2 full fight card and weights below.

UFC 299 fight card

Main card

  • Sean O’Malley (135) vs. Marlon Vera (135), bantamweight – O’Malley’s UFC bantamweight title
  • Dustin Poirier (156) vs. Benoit Saint-Denis (155), lightweight
  • Kevin Holland (170) vs. Michael Page (170), welterweight
  • Gilbert Burns (171) vs. Jack Della Maddalena (170), welterweight
  • Petr Yan (135) vs. Song Yadong (136), bantamweight


  • Curtis Blaydes (257) vs. Jailton Almeida (261), heavyweight
  • Katlyn Chookagian (125) vs. Maycee Barber (125), women’s flyweight
  • Mateusz Gamrot (156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (156), lightweight
  • Pedro Munhoz (135) vs. Kyler Phillips (135), bantamweight

Early prelims

  • Ion Cutelaba (205) vs. Philipe Lins (206), light heavyweight
  • Michal Oleksiejczuk (185) vs. Michel Pereira (186), middleweight
  • Robelis Despaigne (261) vs. Josh Parisian (266), heavyweight
  • CJ Vergara (127)* vs. Assu Almabayev (126), flyweight
  • Joanne Wood (125) vs. Maryna Moroz (126), women’s flyweight

*Missed weight

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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