UFC 299 is finally upon us and goes down tonight Saturday March 9, 2024 at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. The 14 fight card is stacked top to bottom and will surely be one of the best cards of the year. The Prelims are set to kick off at 6PM ET and the Main Card starts at 10PM ET. Check out below for my official UFC 299 Predictions!

Sean O’Malley (17-1) Vs Chito Vera (23-8-1)

Full disclosure I am a fan of both fighters. I cashed in previously on O’Malley beating Sterling and as well on Vera beating O’Malley in the first encounter.

I believe the odds are off here. Vera will certainly be a tougher test then Sterling and is also proven to be much more durable.

I believe Vera will focus on a kick heavy game plan and also look to score some takedowns in this fight.

O’Malley’s power should not be underestimated. He can definitely end the fight if he connects clean.

That said my prediction is for it to be a back and forth first couple rounds until Vera takes over, bring O’Malley down and locks up a rear naked choke. However I won’t get greedy with my pick and am just backing the money line.

Pick: Marlon Vera (+210)

Curtis Blaydes (17-4) Vs Jailton Almeida (20-2)

The odds makers have essentially set this as a pick am and while agree this fight could go a number of ways once it gets started I think we will see a clear winner take over or find a finish.

Many are counting Almeida out after his visually disappointing 5 round victory over Derrick Lewis last November. However it should be noted that the same Lewis was able to KO Blaydes in the second round back in 2021.

It is my opinion that Blaydes is past his prime and his bad knockout losses are starting to catch up to him.

I believe Almeida will look to take this to the mat very early and will be live to give Blaydes his first ever submission loss.

Pick: Jailton Almeida (-125)

Robelis Despaigne (4-0) Vs Josh Parisian (15-7)

There is way too much hype surrounding Robelis Despaigne when you look at the facts. He is 35 years old and never seen a second round before.

There is so many questions surrounding him yet everyone believes it is a foregone conclusion he will get another first round KO.

Josh Parisian has 6 UFC fights under him already and has shown to be semi durable in his tenure and the majority of his wins have come via finish.

If Josh Parisian can weather the storm in the first round I believe he will be very live to score the upset here.

By no means is this a confident pick but at these odds I’m more then willing to make a stab on the biggest underdog of the card.

Pick: Josh Parisian ML (+295)

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