Marlon Vera


Fighting Frankie Edgar at UFC 268
August 28, 2021
Vera will fight Frankie Edgar in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 268 in November.
Vera has alternated wins and losses over his last five fights -- considering he won his last one over Davey Grant in June, he'll be hoping the pattern doesn't continue. Vera has two-inch advantages in height and reach over Edgar.
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Gets revenge on Davey Grant
June 19, 2021
Vera defeated Davey Grant via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-26) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Vera gets his revenge on Grant after the latter won the first bout between the two via unanimous decision back in February 2016. Vera has had difficulty beating top-tier fighters over the course of his career, but he is generally terrific. Saturday was no exception. Vera pressured Grant, was accurate with his strike attempts, and landed both of his takedown attempts for 5:15 worth of control time. Vera was so dominant in Round 3 that he deserved a clear 10-8 score for the frame. While he was a clear winner, the back-and-forth affair will still earn both men a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus. Vera's next project will be to string together some type of winning streak. He has alternated wins and losses in his past five fights dating back to October 2019.
To fight Grant on June 19
April 19, 2021
Vera will take on Davey Grant at UFC Fight Night on June 19, reports.
This will be Vera's first matchup since serving a 180-day medical suspension due to a left wrist injury. Vera previously lost to Jose Aldo via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Dec. 19, 2020.
Battling wrist injury
December 22, 2020
Vera suffered a left wrist injury during his loss to Jose Aldo on Saturday and was hit with a 180-day medical suspension, reports.
Vera requires an MRI of his left wrist as well as an X-ray of his left hand and wrist. If those all come back clean, he could return in less than 180 days, though he's required to miss at least 30.
Hangs tough in loss to Jose Aldo
December 19, 2020
Vera lost to Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Vera was competitive for the better part of two rounds. He did a nice job of limiting Aldo's space in which to operate but ate far too many counter shots in return. Vera also did a nice job of peppering Aldo with leg strikes. He was in on a couple deep takedown attempts, but Aldo managed to squirm his way out. All things considered, Vera, a fighter known more for his mat exploits than standup skills, looked fairly strong on the feet against one of the best strikers in MMA history. Vera is an above-average fighter who is capable of competing against some of the company's better competitors, but there's nothing to really suggest he is on the same level as those guys.
Set to fight Aldo in December
November 19, 2020
Vera will fight Jose Aldo at UFC Fight Night 185 in Las Vegas on Dec. 19, Danny Segura of MMA Junkie reports.
It was reported last month that the two had verbally agreed to fight Nov. 21 at UFC 255, but after a formal agreement was never reached, they will now face off in December. Vera will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Yadong Song in his last fight.