A bantamweight bout featuring Roman Salazar (9-3 MMA) taking on Marlon Vera (6-2-1 MMA) is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Nashville.
UFC officials announced the bout earlier today.
Roman “El Gallito” Salazar was most recently see in action at February’s UFC 184 event opposite Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto. After a pair of accidental eye-pokes in the second-round, their bout was stopped and ruled a no-contest by the referee. Prior to that, “El Gallito” has suffered a submission loss to Mitch Gagnon in his octagon debut in October of 2014.
Meanwhile, Marlon “Chito” Vera will also be looking to rebound, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Marco Beltran in his most recent effort at Novemeber’s UFC 180 event. Prior to that, “Chito” has scored a submission victory over D’Juan Owens while fighting on the regional scene.
UFC Fight Night 74 takes place August 8 live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The event is headlined by a key light heavyweight fight featuring former title challenger Glover Teixeira battling surging contender Ovince Saint Preux.
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