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Aljamain Sterling and Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera exchange jabs while discussing potential title fight

Harry Kettle - November 3, 2022

Aljamain Sterling and Marlon Vera have teased a title fight between them in a back and forth on social media. Last month at UFC 280, Aljamain Sterling finished TJ Dillashaw to retain the UFC bantamweight championship. In the aftermath, he made it clear that he’s willing to take on whoever the UFC puts in front of him next.

Sean O'Malley, Marlon Vera
Sean O'Malley

Sean O’Malley believes potential rematch with Chito Vera is the biggest fight in the division: “It’s bigger than me vs Aljo numbers wise”

Susan Cox - November 1, 2022

Sean O’Malley believes a potential rematch with Chito Vera is the biggest fight in the division. O’Malley (16-1 MMA), after defeating Petr Yan (16-4 MMA) at UFC 280, is now the current number 1 ranked bantamweight in the UFC.

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Cory Sandhagen claps back at Marlon Vera for fight-ducking accusations

Susan Cox - October 27, 2022

Cory Sandhagen is clapping back against Marlon Vera for his fight-ducking accusations. Marlon Vera (20-7 MMA) has spoken out about the UFC offering him a fight with Cory Sandhagen (15-4 MMA) on short notice for the UFC Fight Night 214 main event which takes place on Saturday, November 5. Apparently, Sandhagen turned down the fight and Vera has taken issue with that.

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Sean O'Malley

Marlon Vera believes Sean O’Malley deserves the next title shot against Aljamain Sterling despite being “gifted” decision win over Petr Yan

Susan Cox - October 26, 2022

Marlon Vera believes that Sean O’Malley deserves the next title shot against Aljamain Sterling. While Vera acknowledges the hard fought bantamweight battle between Petr Yan (16-4 MMA) and Sean O’Malley (16-1 MMA) last Saturday night at UFC 280, he doesn’t believe ‘Sugar‘ won the fight. Many fans and fighters alike agree with Vera on that count. Marlon Vera does however believe that O’Malley has garnered a shot at a title fight.

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Petr Yan explains why reported matchup with Marlon Vera didn't happen: "He didn't put his actions where his words were"

Josh Evanoff - October 17, 2022

Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan has explained why he’s not fighting Marlon Vera. ‘No Mercy’ has been out of action since his rematch with Aljamain Sterling in April. Over a year after their controversial disqualification, Yan headed into the second outing as a huge favorite. However, ‘Funk Master’ flipped the script and won by split decision.

Petr Yan, Sean O'Malley
Petr Yan

Marlon Vera discusses Sean O’Malley’s chances in upcoming fight with Petr Yan: “You also have to be realistic”

Harry Kettle - October 13, 2022

Marlon Vera has given his thoughts on Sean O’Malley’s chances against Petr Yan in their grudge match at UFC 280. Next Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, Sean O’Malley will get the chance to register the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career thus far when he meets former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280.

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Cory Sandhagen calls for a showdown with Marlon Vera next: "That's what a lot of fans want to see"

Josh Evanoff - September 19, 2022

UFC bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen would like a clash with Marlon Vera next. ‘The Sandman’ is fresh off his UFC Vegas 60 main event with Song Yadong. The bout was an important one for the former title challenger. Heading into the headliner, Sandhagen had two straight bouts against T.J. Dillashaw and Petr Yan.

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Chito Vera responds to callout from Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 60

Fernando Quiles - September 18, 2022

Marlon “Chito” Vera was in attendance for Cory Sandhagen’s victory over Song Yadong at UFC Vegas 60 and he has responded to a callout. Sandhagen and Yadong went one-on-one inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17. A slicing elbow through the eyebrow of Yadong caused a nasty cut that would eventually decide the fight before the fifth round could begin. The doctor called the fight off after observing the cut, and Sandhagen was awarded the fourth-round TKO.

Dominick Cruz

"Nobody has been able to do that to Dominick Cruz" - Brendan Schaub calls for Marlon Vera to receive a title shot

Josh Evanoff - August 16, 2022

Brendan Schaub believes UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Vera deserves a crack at gold. ‘Chito’ is fresh off his showdown with Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego last Saturday. In that outing, Vera scored a devastating knockout of ‘The Dominator’ in round four. The loss was only the second time that Cruz has been knocked out in his career.

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What's next for Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz after UFC San Diego?

Cole Shelton - August 15, 2022

In the main event of UFC San Diego, Marlon Vera took on Dominick Cruz in the first of many key bantamweight fights coming up over the next few months. Vera entered the fight coming off a decision win over Rob Font in his first UFC main event. Prior to that, ‘Chito’ scored a KO win over Frankie Edgar. Cruz, meanwhile, was on a two-fight win streak as he beat Pedro Munhoz and Casey Kenney by decision.

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Marlon Vera not worried about what's next after UFC San Diego win over Dominick Cruz: "I'm F*cking Happy"

Fernando Quiles - August 14, 2022

Marlon Vera isn’t about to trip over things he can’t control. Vera made a statement at the conclusion of his UFC San Diego bout on August 13, 2022. “Chito” collided with former two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz. “The Dominator” is a surefire future Hall of Famer and he’s been looking to make one last run at the top.

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Henry Cejudo reacts to Marlon Vera’s knockout victory over Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego: “Chito won but I’m not impressed by his performance”

Fernando Quiles - August 14, 2022

Henry Cejudo isn’t exactly giving Marlon Vera‘s latest performance a rave review. Vera recently went one-on-one with former two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz. The action was held inside Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California on August 13, 2022.

Marlon Vera, Dominick Cruz
Marlon Vera

UFC San Diego Bonus Report: Marlon Vera pockets $50k for knocking out Dominick Cruz

Chris Taylor - August 13, 2022

The Octagon returned to California for tonight’s UFC San Diego event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz. Tonight’s main event proved to be a wild back and forth affair. Marlon Vera was able to drop ‘The Dominator’ in the early seconds of the opening round, but Cruz battled back to arguably take the points in the first five minutes. The former champion would continue to perform well in round two before ‘Chito’ eventually began to change the tide in round three. Then, in round four, Vera connected with a high which sent Cruz crashing to the canvas. A few follow up shots and the referee quickly stepped in to stop the fight.

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Pros react after Marlon Vera KO's Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego

Chris Taylor - August 13, 2022

Tonight’s UFC San Diego event was headlined by a key men’s bantamweight matchup featuring Marlon Vera taking on Dominick Cruz. Vera (20-7 MMA) had entered the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Rob Font. Prior to that impressive win, ‘Chito’ was coming off a knockout of Frankie Edgar and a decision victory over Davey Grant.

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UFC San Diego Results: Marlon Vera KO's Dominick Cruz (Video)

Chris Taylor - August 13, 2022

Tonight’s UFC San Diego event is headlined by a key men’s bantamweight matchup featuring Marlon Vera taking on Dominick Cruz. Vera (19-7 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Rob Font. Prior to that impressive win, ‘Chito’ was coming off a knockout of Frankie Edgar and a decision victory over Davey Grant.

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Marlon Vera

UFC San Diego: ‘Vera vs Cruz’ Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - August 12, 2022

The Octagon returns to California for tonight’s UFC San Diego event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz. Vera (19-7 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Rob Font. Prior to that impressive win, ‘Chito’ was coming off a knockout of Frankie Edgar and a decision victory over Davey Grant.

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Pro fighters make their picks for Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz

Cole Shelton - August 11, 2022

In the main event of UFC San Diego, Marlon Vera is set to headline his second straight UFC event as he takes on former champ, Dominick Cruz. Heading into the fight, Vera is a -250 favorite while the former champ is a +190 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. The pros lean towards Vera getting the job done in a closer fight than the odds suggest.

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Petr Yan

Marlon Vera explains how Sean O’Malley got the “perfect fight” with UFC 280 matchup against Petr Yan: “He already have insurance plan”

Harry Kettle - August 9, 2022

Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera has explained how Sean O’Malley wound up with the perfect fight against Petr Yan at UFC 280. This weekend, Marlon Vera has a chance to take a huge step forward in the bantamweight division when he locks horns with Dominick Cruz down in San Diego. The top 15 is as stacked as it’s ever been and more so than ever before, every fight counts.