Sean O’Malley makes his early predictions for Vera vs. Cruz


Sean O’Malley thinks Dominick Cruz will be too quick and is simply better than his old foe Marlon Vera ahead of their August clash.

Cruz and Vera are set to meet inside the Octagon at the UFC show on August 13. Currently, Cruz is the No. 8 ranked bantamweight in the UFC, on a two-fight winning streak. As for Vera, a three-fight winning streak ranked him No. 5 at 135 pounds in the UFC.

One man who knows Vera very well is top bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley, whose first and only loss in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career came from Vera. Speaking on his YouTube channel, O’Malley snapped Cruz against Vera.

O’Malley thinks Cruz, the former king of the UFC bantamweight division, will prove too fast for Vera. He also thinks ‘The Dominator’ is simply better than the Ecuadorian competitor.

“When José (Aldo) fought ‘Chito’, I said, ‘I think José wins this fight,'” O’Malley said. (via MMA Junkie). “When Chito fought Frankie (Edgar), I said, ‘I think Chito wins this fight. Chito fought Rob (Font), I think I said, ‘Chito wins this fight.’ Chito against Dom (Cruz), I think Dom wins.

“I just think Dom is going to be a bit too quick, just a bit better than Chito. But, that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if Chito won, but I think Dom will accept that.

As for O’Malley, the No. 13-ranked bantamweight returns at UFC 276 on July 2 against Pedro Munhoz. A potential win over Munhoz could put O’Malley in the top 10, leading to a possible clash with Cruz or Vera down the road.

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