On the night of 16 August in Las Vegas held tournament on the mixed single combats UFC 252. The Ecuadorian Marlon Vera defeated American Sean O’malley in the first knockout round. O’malley fell awkwardly and hurt his leg, and Vera took advantage of this and finished off the opponent.
For an American this is the first defeat of his career. 27-year-old Ecuadorian fighter won 16 fights (six by knockout), six defeats and one draw.