Marlon Vera

‘Chito’ Vera calls for No. 1 contender bout with Petr Yan

As he edges closer to title contention, Marlon Vera is eyeing a former champion next. Vera (21-7-1 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has won his past three in a row, most recently battering Rob Font in his first UFC headliner in April. Following his win, Vera wanted to run things back with Jose...

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, May 3: Marlon Vera vaults into top 10

The men’s bantamweight division saw the biggest move following the main event of UFC on ESPN 35. Entering the week unranked at bantamweight, Marlon “Chito” Vera left quite the impression at Saturday’s event against Rob Font at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Vera took everything Font could offer throughout...

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Marlon Vera after UFC on ESPN 35 win?

" (ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Rob Font after UFC on ESPN 35 loss?) Marlon Vera shined in his first main event Saturday when he defeated Rob Font in a clash of bantamweight contenders at UFC on ESPN 35. Vera (19-7-1 MMA, 13-6 UFC) used small...

Twitter reacts to Marlon Vera’s bloody win over Rob Font at UFC on ESPN 35

Marlon Vera achieved his first octagon main event win on Saturday when he defeated Rob Font at UFC on ESPN 35. Vera (19-7-1 MMA, 13-6 UFC) continued to elevated in the bantamweight division courtesy of a bloody unanimous decision victory over Font (19-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) in the headliner...

Relentless Marlon Vera loses statistical battle to Rob Font, but takes decision with Font a bloody mess

Rob Font had issues with the scale this week. Then he had issues with a relentless Marlon Vera on Saturday. Font looked great for the first 10 minutes and landed a near-record amount of significant strikes for a UFC bantamweight fight. But Vera came on strong in the later...

‘This is huge for me,’ Marlon Vera on being first Ecuadorian to headline UFC event

Headlining a UFC event for the first time is always a special moment for a fighter. But for Marlon Vera, it’s more than just a personal milestone. The rising contender is en route to headline his first UFC card, as he takes on Rob Font in a key bantamweight...

Marlon Vera thinks title contention on line in UFC on ESPN 35 main event vs. Rob Font

" Marlon Vera thinks a lot is on the line in his next UFC bout. The rising UFC bantamweight thinks title contention is in the horizon, and if he beats Rob Font, he’ll quickly enter the top of the division. Vera (20-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC) and Font (19-5 MMA,...

Chito Vera on Frankie Edgar front kick KO: ‘Best thing that’s ever happened in my career’

" NEW YORK CITY – Marlon Vera had a night to remember. The UFC bantamweight contender picked up the biggest win of his career, stopping former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on the pay-per-view main card of Saturday’s UFC 268 in Madison Square Garden. Vera (20-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC)...

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