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UFC 252: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera live results, discussion, play by play

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Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 252 co-main event from Vegas. To stream UFC 252 LIVE on ESPN+ PPV click here!

sJoin us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 252 goes down in UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The biggest heavyweight fight in the promotion’s history will serve as the main event tonight, with champion Stipe Miocic defending his title against Daniel Cormier in the latter’s apparent retirement fight. The co-main is the Suga Show, with Sean O’Malley looking to stay undefeated when he meets the streaking Marlon Vera.

This post will cover the co-main event fight at bantamweight between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera.

We’ll start on Fight Pass and ESPN+ at approximately 7pm ET with two fights. The card then moves to ESPN and stays on ESPN+ at 8pm ET for four more bouts, then onto the main PPV card at 10pm ET. The full lineup and schedule follows. The prelims, main card and headliner will have separate posts.

Main Card (PPV)

Sean O’Malley v. Marlon Vera

Round 1 - Leg kick from Vera. O’Malley responds. Lots of feint from O’Malley. They both land push kicks. Another hard low kick from O’Malley. Body kick. Another, that one stung. Leg kick from Vera. Snap high kick from Vera. O’Malley slipped and it looks like he twisted his knee. Vera is pressing now that he’s aware of it. O’Malley is fighting defensively now. Vera with a hard leg kick. Body kick. O’Malley circling. Body kick from Vera. Straight right from O’Malley. Another two shots. He falls down off the injury though. Vera with a brutal elbow and some hard shots. IT’S OVER! Kind of a quick stoppage, but O’Malley still hasn’t moved much. It looks like O’Malley injured his ankle.

Marlon Vera defeated Sean O’Malley via TKO (strikes), 4:40 of round 1