O’Malley (17-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) will attempt to avenge his lone career loss when he runs it back with Vera (21-8-1 MMA, 15-7 UFC) in the March 9 pay-per-view headliner, which does not have a venue or location.
Although the fight is still several months away, the build to the rematch has already begun, with O’Malley and Vera coming face-to-face for an intense staredown.
Check out the video above to see the bantamweights face off.
Vera earned a first-round TKO of O’Malley in their initial encounter at UFC 252 in August 2020. The tension between the two has only grown since then, with O’Malley refusing to acknowledge the result as legitimate, and “Chito” insisting he would get a repeat result if they shared the octagon again.
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