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#5 Bantamweight Division

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"Chito"

Marlon Vera

Bantamweight Division

23-8-1 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

8

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Marlon Vera

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Marlon Vera's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Chone, Ecuador
Trains at
Team 5050 Guayaquil Ecuador
Fighting style
Grappler
Age
31
Height
68.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 15, 2014
Reach
70.50
Leg reach
40.50
  • Team Werdum on TUF LATAM
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • 10 wins by submission (heel hook, 3 armbar, 3 RNC, 2 triangle, triangle armbar), eight by KO
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Has won 11 of his last 14 and five of his last six
     
  • Won his lone TUF LATAM fight by upkick

UFC 292 (8/19/23) Vera won a three round unanimous decision over Pedro Munhoz 

UFC on ESPN (3/25/23) Vera lost a five round split decision to Cory Sandhagen

UFC on ESPN (8/13/22) Vera knocked out Dominick Cruz at 2:17 of the fourth round

UFC on ESPN (4/30/22) Vera won a five round unanimous decision over Rob Font

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Vera knocked out Frankie Edgar at 3:50 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Vera won a three round unanimous decision over Davey Grant

UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Vera lost a three round unanimous decision to Jose Aldo

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Vera stopped Sean O’Malley via strikes at 4:40 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Vera lost a three round unanimous decision to Song Yadong

UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Vera stopped Andre Ewell via strikes at 3:17 of the third round

UFC 239 (7/6/19) Vera submitted Nohelin Hernandez via rear naked choke at 3:25 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (3/23/19) Vera stopped Frankie Saenz via strikes at 1:25 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/17/18) Vera submitted Guido Cannetti via rear naked choke at 1:31 of the second round

UFC 227 (8/4/18) Vera stopped Wuliji Buren via strikes at 4:53 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/3/18) Vera lost a three round unanimous decision to Douglas Silva de Andrade

UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Vera lost a three round unanimous decision to John Lineker

UFC on FOX (7/22/17) Vera submitted Brian Kelleher via armbar at 2:18 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/18/17) Vera stopped Brad Pickett via strikes at 3:50 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (11/27/16) Vera won a three round unanimous decision over Ning Guangyou

UFC Fight Night (2/27/16) Vera lost a three round unanimous decision to Davey Grant

UFC Fight Night (8/8/15) Vera submitted Roman Salazar via triangle armbar at 2:15 of the second round

UFC 180 (11/15/14) Vera lost a three round unanimous decision to Marco Beltran

 

The Ultimate Fighter, LATAM

Vera was unable to continue in the competition due to a skin infection

On episode five (quarterfinals), Vera knocked out Henry Briones at 2:33 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 16 years old. I fight because I’ve loved fighting since I was a kid and I started with one goal: the UFC

What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a black belt in jiu-jitsu, 145-pound belt for FMP in Mexico

Do you have any heroes? My Dad and Georges St-Pierre

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me, the UFC is everything in my life. I chose only one option in life and it is the UFC, so when I started to fight and people asked what would happen if the UFC doesn't call me, I just say I'll be in the UFC one say. I love this.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No college for me, only the UFC. Fight college (Laughs).

What was your job before you started fighting? Only fighting and helping my Dad in whatever he needs.

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke

Favorite Striking technique: Superman punch