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.
Meanwhile, Dominick Cruz (24-3 MMA) enters UFC San Diego on a two-fight win streak, this after scoring decision wins over Casey Kenney (split) and Pedro Munhoz in his most recent Octagon appearances. ‘The Dominator’ has never lost a non-title bout and will be looking to keep that streak alive this evening.
Round one of tonight’s main event begins and Marlon Vera drops Dominick Cruz with a big punch while countering a low kick. ‘The Dominator’ is back up and lands a low kick and then a 1-2. A front kick lands for ‘Chito’ Vera. Cruz with a couple right hands that fall short. He comes forward again with a 1-2 and then a low kick. Another 1-2 from Cruz. Vera with a kick to the body. Cruz with a big flurry. He lands a couple of jabs from back at range. Another flurry from Cruz. He shoots in and takes the fight to the floor. Vera scrambles back up, eats a low kick and that is the end of the opening round.
Round two of the UFC San Diego main event begins and Dominick Cruz comes forward quickly with a flurry. Vera replies with a combination. A good jab from Cruz. Marlon Vera responds with a right hand. The former champion answers with two of his own and then a low kick. ‘Chito’ with a left hook and the a 1-2. Cruz with a low kick and then a right hand. Another low kick. A left hand from Vera and then a front kick. Cruz with a quick flurry on the comeback. A body shot from Cruz and then a 1-2 upstairs. Vera counters with a hook. A hard right scores for Cruz. Now a big left from Vera. He lands a follow up body kick. A low kick from Cruz and then a flurry of punches. Vera returns fire. A low kick to 1-2 from Cruz. Vera with another body kick. He scores with a counter right but a left from Cruz also finds the mark. Vera with another right. A hard 1-2 from Cruz and then a jab tot he body. Another right from Cruz. He attempts a takedown and gets sprawled out. A left hook from Vera and then a high kick. The horn sounds to end round two.
Round three of the UFC San Diego headliner begins and Dominick Cruz lands a right hook and then a low kick. Marlon Vera lands a counter left, but Cruz comes back with a 1-2. The bantamweights are going back and forth now. A huge 1-2 from Vera and Cruz drops. Dominick gets back up and lands a low kick but eats another left. A flurry from Cruz that ends in a body kick. A low kick from Cruz but Vera returns it. A big left hand now from Vera. Cruz responds with an uppercut and then a jab. ‘Chito’ returns fire with two jabs of his own. A hard low kick now from Vera and then a front kick. Cruz with a left hook. A left hand for Vera lands. Cruz with a right and another. A body kick from Vera. Cruz shoots and gets elbowed. He backs off and lands a kick. Vera with a jab. Round three comes to an end.
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Round four of the UFC San Diego main event begins and Dominick Cruz comes forward with a front kick. He shoots on a double leg but gets stuffed by ‘Chito’. A big right hand lands for Cruz. He catches a low kick and lands another to trip Vera to the floor. Vera gets up fast. Cruz hits him with a low kick but Vera lands a left hook counter. A head kick from Vera and Cruz goes down in a heap. WOW!
OH MY GOD!!!!!! CHITO VERA KO'S DOMINICK CRUZ WITH A HEAD KICK!!! pic.twitter.com/g0xmAom7hz
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Official UFC San Diego Result: Marlon Vera def. Dominick Cruz via KO (head kick and punches) in Round 4
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