Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera Booked for UFC 239

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Photo Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY

Rising prospect Sean O’Malley will battle Marlon Vera at UFC 239 on July 6.

O’Malley (10-0) is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Andre Soukhamthath at UFC 222 in March of last year. Since the win, “Sugar” has undergone surgery on his right foot and hip. He also tested positive for the banned substance ostarine on two separate USADA tests, but he was retroactively suspended when it was determined that the ingestion was due to contaminated supplements. O’Malley is 2-0 since joining the UFC in late 2017.

Vera (13-5-1) is currently riding a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating Frankie Saenz via TKO last month. He holds an Octagon record of 7-4 since joining the UFC in 2014.

Source: http://www.espn.com/mma/ufc/story/_/id/26605617/sources-omalley-gets-vera-ufc-239

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