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What has changed for UFC 299 stars Sean O'Malley, Marlon Vera since first fight?
By the time Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera square off for their anticipated rematch in the UFC 299 main event, 1,300 days will have passed since they last fought one another. With the stacked card just around the corner, we look at what each bantamweight has done that led to the rematch.
Volkanovski loss at UFC 298 a reminder how unforgiving MMA is to aging stars
UFC 298 served as a reminder the MMA gods will chew up aging fighters and spit them out with disdain regardless of past accomplishments like we saw at UFC 298 when Ilia Topuria slept long-time champ Alexander Volkanovski in brutal fashion to begin a new era at featherweight.
Lemos edges durable Dern in UFC 298 war; Barlow thrills with knockout in debut
Amanda Lemos and Mackenzie Dern went back-and-forth in an all-Brazilian strawweight contest with Lemos getting her hand raised via unanimous decisionin the featured UFC 298 preliminary bout Saturday night at Anaheim’s Honda Center.
UFC 298 key questions: Can Costa re-emerge a contender? Is it Dvalishvili time?
UFC 298 has plenty to offer outside of a tremendous main event between Alexander Volkanovski and undefeated Ilia Topuria, including two bouts featuring former champions and several additional unbeaten fighters looking to continue ascending.