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Tim Welch Prefers Strategic Domination: O'Malley vs. Vera Rematch Insight

Tim Welch wants O'Malley to have a 5 round fight
O'Malley vs. Vera Rematch

As the rematch between Sean O'Malley and Marlon Vera looms closer, the anticipation is palpable among MMA fans. However, O'Malley's head coach, Tim Welch, has a unique perspective on how he envisions the fight playing out.

In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Welch expressed his preference for O'Malley to dominate Vera strategically over five rounds rather than securing a quick knockout victory. He emphasized the satisfaction of witnessing O'Malley systematically dismantle Vera, both physically and mentally, throughout the fight.

While acknowledging the allure of a knockout finish, Welch believes that a prolonged display of O'Malley's skills would make a more profound statement to the MMA community. He highlighted O'Malley's conditioning and ability to dictate the pace of the fight, debunking misconceptions about his cardio capabilities.

Reflecting on Vera's recent performances, Welch noted a lack of significant improvements in his game. Despite Vera's durability and mental fortitude, Welch remains skeptical about his potential to become a champion in the highly competitive bantamweight division.

Addressing concerns about Vera's camp and mindset leading up to the fight, Welch expressed hope that Vera would bring his A-game to the octagon and engage in an aggressive and competitive battle against O'Malley. He emphasized the importance of Vera avoiding a passive approach and instead opting for an aggressive strategy to stand a chance against O'Malley's skill set.

In the lead-up to UFC 299, Welch's insights provide valuable context for fans eager to witness the outcome of this highly anticipated rematch. Whether O'Malley secures a knockout victory or delivers a masterclass in strategic domination, one thing is certain – the bantamweight division is in for an electrifying showdown.


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