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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.