Sean O’Malley Fights Marlon Vera At UFC 239

Sean O’Malley will return to the Octagon to fight Marlon Vera at UFC 239 on July 6th during International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

O’Malley will be making a comeback after serving a six month USADA suspension as the result of testing positive for Ostarine, which was later proven to have inadvertently got into his system due to a contaminated supplement.

Prior to his suspension O’Malley had been on a roll in the UFC, winning back-to-back fights against Terrion Ware and Andre Soukhamthath to take his career record to a perfect 10-0.

One of the first major prospects to emerge from Dana White’s Contender Series, O’Malley will now look to take a step up in competition against Vera, who holds a 7-4 record to date and is currently riding a three-fight winning streak against Wuliji Buren, Guido Cannetti and Frankie Saenz, all of who whom he finished inside the distance.

O’Malley Vs Vera joins a stacked UFC 239 card that will be headlined by light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who fights Thiago Santos, while Amanda Nunes returns to bantamweight to defend her belt against Holly Holm in the co-main event and elsewhere on the main card Francis Ngannou locks horns with Junior dos Santos, Luke Rockhold debuts at 205lbs against Jan Blachowicz and Jorge Masvidal fights Ben Askren.

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