The UFC’s hottest prospect, Sean O’Malley, seems to have his subsequent problem set because the undefeated bantamweight is scheduled to face Marlon Vera at UFC 252 on Aug. 15.

O’Malley (12-0, 4-Zero UFC) introduced on his YouTube channel Saturday that he has signed the bout settlement, and Vera (15-6-1, 9-5 UFC) informed ESPN’s Ariel Helwani he additionally has signed.

Will probably be O’Malley’s third combat in 2020 as he posted first-round finishes of Eddie Wineland on June 6 and Jose Quinonez on March 7.

“I am in combat camp as of right now,” O’Malley mentioned. “I am seeking to be champ subsequent yr.”

O’Malley misplaced two years of his profession earlier than the Quinonez combat attributable to failed drug exams, which america Anti-Doping Company (USADA) in the end dominated have been in step with unintentional use.

Vera had a five-fight win streak snapped by a controversial unanimous choice to Track Yadong on Could 16.

The primary occasion of UFC 252 would be the heavyweight trilogy bout between champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.