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UFC Vegas 53: ‘Font vs. Vera’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 53 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera.

Font (19-5 MMA) will enter tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a decision loss to Jose Aldo his last time out. That setback snapped a four-fight winning streak for the American, who had previously defeated Cody Garbrandt, Marlon Moraes, Ricky Simon and Sergio Pettis.

Meanwhile, Marlon Vera (18-7-1 MMA) last competed at November’s UFC 268 even where he scored a knockout victory over former UFC champion Frankie Edgar. ‘Chito’ has won 3 of this last 4 fights overall, with his lone setback in that time coming against Jose Aldo.

Font missed weight for tonight’s main event and was forced to forfeit 20% of his purse to Vera.

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 53 event is co-headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring former champion Andrei Arlovski taking on Jake Collier.


Arlovski (33-20 MMA) will enter the contest on a three-fight winning streak, his latest being a split decision win over Jared Vanderaa at UFC 271.

Meanwhile, Jake Collier (13-6 MMA) most recently competed in January where he scored a first round submission win over Chase Sherman. ‘The Prototype’ has gone 3-2 over his last five fights overall.

Get all of tonight’s ‘Font vs. Vera’ Live Results and Highlights below (refresh for updates):

UFC Vegas 53 Main Card (ESPN + at 7:00pm EST)

Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera – Vera def. Font by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46 x2)

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake Collier – Arlovski def. Collier by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)

Andre Fili vs. Joanderson Brito – Brito def. Fili via TKO (punches) at 0:45 of Round 1

Jared Gordon vs. Grant Dawson – Dawson def. Gordon via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:11 of Round 3

Darren Elkins vs. Tristan Connelly – Elkins def. Connelly by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Krzysztof Jotko vs. Gerald Meerschaert – Jotko def. Meerschaert by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

UFC Vegas 53 Prelims (ESPN + at 4:30pm EST)

Chase Sherman vs. Alexandr Romanov – Romanov def. Sherman via submission at 2:11 of Round 1

Daniel Silva vs. Francisco Figueiredo – Figueiredo def. da Silva via submission (kneebar) at 1:18 of Round 1


Gabe Green vs. Yohan Lainesse – Green def. Lainesse via TKO (punches) at 4:02 of Round 2


Natan Levy vs. Mike Breeden – Levy def. Breeden by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

Gina Mazany vs. Shanna Young – Young def. Mazany by TKO (punches) at 3:11 of Round 2

Who are you picking to win tonight’s UFC Vegas 53 main event between Rob Font and Marlon Vera?

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