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Luke Rockhold confronts Full Send reporter over Marlon Vera interview: 'Do your f*cking homework"

Josh Evanoff - August 17, 2022

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold has come to the defense of his friend Marlon Vera. Last Saturday night at UFC San Diego, ‘Chito’ scored the biggest win of his career. In the fourth round of the main event, Vera scored a massive knockout over Dominick Cruz. The bout was only the second time the former UFC champion was stopped by strikes.

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"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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UFC San Diego Fighter Salaries: Marlon Vera tops the list with $300k payout

Chris Taylor - August 13, 2022

Bantamweight standout Marlon Vera took home the top payout at tonight’s UFC San Diego event. Vera (20-7 MMA) squared off with former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in the headliner of tonight’s fight card in California.

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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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UFC San Diego: ‘Vera vs Cruz’ Weigh-in Results: All Fighters successfully made weight

Susan Cox - August 12, 2022

UFC San Diego kicks off with fighter weigh-ins, which take place today, Friday August 12th. The official process starts at 12pm ET. And the fighters’ cut-off to weigh in is 2pm ET. UFC San Diego takes place tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.

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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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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.

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Dominick Cruz makes Rampage Jackson / Marlon Vera comparison ahead of UFC San Diego

Andrew Whitelaw - August 8, 2022

Dominick Cruz says he has respect for his upcoming opponent Marlon Vera despite the Ecuadorian seemingly not liking him. The pair will lock horns in the main event at UFC San Diego this weekend in what will be an important match-up for the top of the bantamweight division.

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Marlon Vera reveals Petr Yan turned down main event spot against him: "That fat c*nt declined the fight"

Josh Evanoff - August 8, 2022

UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Vera reveals Petr Yan turned down a fight against him. ‘Chito’ has been out of the cage since his decision victory over Rob Font in April. The win was Vera’s third in a row and has moved him to the front of the bantamweight rankings. Prior to the victory over Font, he had defeated Frankie Edgar and Davey Grant.

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Chito Vera believes “total destruction” of Dominick Cruz could lead to title shot: “I really feel whoever gets the best win is going to jump all of them”

Susan Cox - June 28, 2022

Chito Vera believes ‘total destruction’ of Dominick Cruz could lead to a title shot. It will be Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera (19-7 MMA) vs Dominick Cruz (24-3 MMA) on Saturday, August 13th at the UFC Fight Night bantamweight main event in San Diego, California.

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Sean O’Malley explains why he thinks Dominick Cruz beats Marlon Vera

Cole Shelton - June 14, 2022

Sean O’Malley believes Dominick Cruz will defeat Marlon Vera in August. Cruz and Vera are set to headline a Fight Night card on August 13 in San Diego in a crucial fight for the bantamweight division. The winner could very well get a title shot and for O’Malley, who fought Vera, he believes Cruz is just too skilled for ‘Chito.’

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Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz set to headline August UFC event

Cole Shelton - June 5, 2022

Marlon Vera will be headlining his second UFC card in a row as he will take on the former bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz. According to ESPN Deportes, Vera and Cruz have agreed to headline a Fight Night card in August. The location of the event has not yet been determined. The fight is a crucial one for the bantamweight division as the winner could very well be fighting for gold their next time out.

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Dominick Cruz responds to accusations that he’s ducking a fight with Chito Vera: “I don’t say no to fights”

Harry Kettle - May 31, 2022

Former UFC champion Dominick Cruz has denied Marlon Vera’s accusation that he’s ducking a fight against him. While he may not have fought for a title since losing to Henry Cejudo back at UFC 249, Dominick Cruz is certainly still one of the best bantamweights on the planet. He’s currently riding a two-fight win streak and even at the age of 37, the popular opinion is that he could be just a few wins away from a shot at the strap based on his body of work.

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Marlon Vera issues scathing response after “dork” Petr Yan tells him to wait until September or October for proposed fight

Harry Kettle - May 27, 2022

Marlon Vera has sent a word of warning to Petr Yan as the two continue to tease a showdown later this year. In the wake of his win over Rob Font, Marlon Vera clearly feels like he’s arrived at the elite level in the bantamweight division. He may be brash and he may be in the face of his divisional rivals, but he’s got the skills to back it up – and something tells us he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.