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Marlon Vera shined in his first main event Saturday when he defeated Rob Font in a clash of bantamweight contenders at UFC on ESPN 35.
Vera (19-7-1 MMA, 13-6 UFC) used small opportunities to create big moments by dropping Font (19-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) three times over the course of five rounds to earn a unanimous decision win at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
With nine victories in his past 11 fights and back-to-back wins over Font and former UFC champ Frankie Edgar, “Chito” has etched a place for himself in the upper tier of a loaded 135-pound weight class.
What’s next for him? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on Vera’s future after UFC on ESPN 35.
Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future.