Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera, Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz confirmed for UFC 252

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Sign up for ESPN + here and you can then stream UFC 251 live to your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Two bantamweight bouts have been confirmed for the main card of UFC 252, as Sean O’Malley faces Marlon Vera, while Frankie Edgar meets Pedro Munhoz on August 15.The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the pairings when UFC 251 aired on Saturday evening. UFC 252 is set to take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is featured in a championship trilogy fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. O’Malley, who was originally scheduled to face Vera at UFC 239 before the failure of a drug test, won his first 12 professional outings. Most recently, “Sugar” Sean knocked out Eddie Wineland’s first round knockout at UFC 250 on June 6.

Vera, meanwhile, had a five-game winning streak with the UFC in a unanimous decision defeat to Yadong Song at the UFC on May 8. “Chito” is 9-5 years old during his promotional mandate and 15-6-1 as a professional. global.

Edgar was to make his 135-pound debut against Munhoz at “Fight Island” on July 15 before his opponent tested positive for COVID-19. The former lightweight king appeared for the last time at UFC Fight Night 165, where he suffered a first round loss to TKO against Chan Sung Jung at a main featherweight event.

Munhoz saw a streak of three consecutive wins end at UFC 238, where he abandoned a unanimous verdict against Aljamain Sterling. “The Young Punisher” has won seven of its last nine fights at the UFC.

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