Marlon Vera’s last fight was an exciting war. It was a rematch that saw Vera face a familiar enemy. ‘Chito’ collided with Davey Grant, a bantamweight MMA star from the UK who had a dominant decision win over Vera.
The rematch between Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera and Davey Grant ended with Vera successfully avenging his one-sided decision defeat with a dominant decision victory. Today we take a look back at Marlon Vera’s last fight and how the Ecuadorian fighter took revenge in a year-long rematch.
Marlon Vera vs. Davey Grant 1
Marlon Vera and Davey Grant’s first fight and rematch were bantamweight under the organizational banner of the UFC. Vera fought on February 27, 2016 at the UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping against Grant.
Grant was the attacker in the fight and controlled the distance by masterfully disrupting Vera’s rhythm. The English fighter dominated hitting and grappling throughout the fight and in the end secured a unanimous decision victory with a score of 30-26 on all three scoring cards. Range management and ground control were key factors in Grant’s victory.
Marlon Vera vs. Davey Grant 2
The rematch between Marlon Vera and Davey Grant took place at UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige on June 19, 2021. This time it was Vera who was the aggressor who was constantly following Grant in the octagon.
Marlon Vera far surpassed Davey Grant, racked up considerable check-up time on the mat, and nearly showed Grant on more than one occasion.
Despite the cuts, blood, and damage he’d sustained, Grant somehow managed to survive the filing attempts. The fight went over the three-round distance and Vera received the victory on the judges’ scoring cards with values of 29-27, 29-28 and 30-26.
Marlon Vera vs. Frankie Edgar
As reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Marlon Vera and Frankie Edgar will now fight at UFC 268. The event is expected to take place on November 6, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
It was revealed that the treaties have not yet been signed, but both parties have given verbal consent to the fight. Marlon Vera will attempt to beat Frankie Edgar in her bantamweight fight and continue to work towards a shot at the UFC bantamweight title. Meanwhile, Edgar tries to return to his triumphs after his most recent knockout loss to Cory Sandhagen.
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