Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera

Personal Information

Full Name Marlon Vera
Date of Birth December 2, 1992
Age 4 Years
Nationality Ecuadorian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg)
Nickname Chito
Marlon Vera: A Brief Biography

Marlon Vera is an Ecuadorian MMA fighter who competes in the Bantamweight Division of UFC. He is currently ranked #3 in the UFC Bantamweight Rankings.

UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie v Ige Weigh-in
Marlon Vera Weigh-In

Latest News Update for Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera lost his bout against Cory Sandhagen on March 25, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Sandhagen via a split decision. The judges scored the fight 47–48, 50–45, and 49–46 in favor of Sandhagen.

UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Sandhagen

Marlon Vera Facts

Birth PlaceChone, Ecuador
Star SignSagittarius
Net Worth (2023)$4 Million
Last Fight Earnings$216,000
MMA Debut2011
MMA Record20-8-1
PartnerMaría Paulina Escobar
Children1 Son, 2 Daughters
EndorsementsVenum,, Sanabul, Dr. Dabber, MyBookieMMA
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

Marlon Vera was born in Chone, Ecuador to a middle-class family and has an older sister and brother. He got into street fights during his youth and began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at 16 years old in Guayaquil. He started training as an amateur fighter in 2011 and had his first professional fight in February 2012, competing in regional promotions in Latin America.

In 2014, Vera tried out for The Ultimate Fighter and was selected to compete for Team Werdum in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. During the show, Vera defeated Henry Briones in the quarterfinals by knockout but was forced to withdraw from the semi-final bout due to a skin infection and was replaced by Guido Cannetti.

Marlon Vera's Career in UFC

Vera debuted in UFC in 2014, but he lost his first fight against Marco Beltrán. He won his second UFC fight against Roman Salazar in 2015 and lost his third against Davey Grant in 2016. Vera was expected to face Ning Guangyou in 2016, but the fight was postponed several times until it took place in November of that year, which Vera won.

Vera won his next two fights against Brad Pickett and Brian Kelleher in 2017. However, he lost his next two fights against John Lineker and Douglas Silva de Andrade in 2017 and 2018, respectively. In 2018 and 2019, he won fights against Wuliji Buren and Andre Ewell, respectively.

Vera fought Song Yadong on May 16, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris in a featherweight bout. Despite putting up a good fight, Vera lost the bout via unanimous decision.

Vera's fight against Sean O'Malley in August 2020 ended in his favor, but he lost a fight against José Aldo in December 2020.

Vera won a rematch against Davey Grant in 2021, and he defeated Frankie Edgar in November 2021.

In April 2022, Vera fought against Rob Font in a non-title bantamweight fight at UFC on ESPN 35. Font weighed in at 138.5 pounds, two and a half pounds over the limit, which resulted in the fight proceeding at a catchweight. Vera won the bout through a unanimous decision and was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus as well as Font's bonus due to his weight miss.

Later in August 2022, Vera faced Dominick Cruz at UFC on ESPN 41 and won the fight through a fourth-round knockout, earning the Performance of the Night award. Although Vera was scheduled to fight Cory Sandhagen on February 18, 2023, the bout was moved to UFC on ESPN 43 on March 25 for unknown reasons. Vera lost this bout via a split decision.

UFC Fight Night: Aldo v Vera
UFC Fight Night: Aldo v Vera

UFC Fight Night: Vera v Grant
UFC Fight Night: Vera v Grant

Marlon Vera Record

Loss20-8-1Cory SandhagenDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. SandhagenMarch 25, 202355:00San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win20–7–1Dominick CruzKO (head kick)UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. CruzAugust 13, 202242:17San Diego, California, United States
Win19–7–1Rob FontDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Font vs. VeraApril 30, 202255:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win18–7–1Frankie EdgarKO (front kick)UFC 268November 6, 202133:50New York City, New York, United States
Win17–7–1Davey GrantDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs. IgeJune 19, 202135:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss16–7–1José AldoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. NealDecember 19, 202035:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win16–6–1Sean O'MalleyTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 252August 15, 202014:40Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss15–6–1Song YadongDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. HarrisMay 16, 202035:00Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win15–5–1Andre EwellTKO (elbows and punches)UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. WatersonOctober 12, 201933:17Tampa, Florida, United States
Win14–5–1Nohelin HernandezSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 239July 6, 201923:25Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win13–5–1Frankie SaenzTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. PettisMarch 23, 201911:25Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win12–5–1Guido CannettiSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. PonzinibbioNovember 17, 201821:31Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win11–5–1Wuliji BurenTKO (body punch)UFC 227August 4, 201824:53Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss10–5–1Douglas Silva de AndradeDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. AndersFebruary 3, 201835:00Belém, Brazil
Loss10–4–1John LinekerDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaOctober 28, 201735:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win10–3–1Brian KelleherSubmission (armbar)UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. GastelumJuly 22, 201712:18Uniondale, New York, United States
Win9–3–1Brad PickettTKO (head kick and punches)UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. AndersonMarch 18, 201733:50London, England
Win8–3–1Ning GuangyouDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. BrunsonNovember 27, 201635:00Melbourne, Australia
Loss7–3–1Davey GrantDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. BispingFebruary 27, 201635:00London, England
Win7–2–1Roman SalazarSubmission (triangle armbar)UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint PreuxAugust 8, 201522:15Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss6–2–1Marco BeltránDecision (unanimous)UFC 180November 15, 201435:00Mexico City, Mexico
Win6–1–1D'Juan OwensSubmission (heel hook)Inka FC 24October 23, 201311:54Lima, Peru
Loss5–1–1Bruno Leandro LobatoDecision (unanimous)Inka FC 23August 24, 201335:00Lima, Peru
Draw5–0–1Fábio BispoDraw (unanimous)Inka FC 22June 29, 201335:00Lima, Peru
Win5–0Luis Roberto HerreraSubmission (rear-naked choke)FMP 16: Mexican Fighters Promotions 16May 25, 201311:50Chihuahua City, Mexico
Win4–0Joel IglesiasKO (elbows)300 SpartaApril 24, 201314:04Lima, Peru
Win3–0Javier Umana MunozSubmission (triangle choke)Panama Fight League: Ultimate Combat Challenge 13January 18, 201324:44Panama City, Panama
Win2–0Jack GuzmanSubmission (triangle choke)Samurai FC 7: Peace and WarFebruary 20, 20121N/AQuito, Ecuador
Win1–0Cesar MorenoDecision (unanimous)EMMA 2: ConflictoJune 18, 201135:00Santa Elena, Ecuador

Marlon Vera's Most Popular Fights

Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz


Marlon Vera vs. Sean O'Malley

The co-main event of UFC 252 on August 15, 2020, featured a bantamweight bout between Sean O'Malley and Marlon Vera, which Vera won via TKO in the first round.

UFC 252: O'Malley v Vera
UFC 252: O'Malley v Vera

FAQs on Marlon Vera

When did Marlon Vera make his UFC debut?

Marlon Vera made his UFC debut on August 23, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 48.

What is Marlon Vera's nickname?

Marlon Vera's nickname is "Chito."

What is Marlon Vera's record?

Marlon Vera has a professional MMA record of 20 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw.

Which weight division does Marlon Vera compete in?

Marlon Vera competes in the Bantamweight division of the UFC.

Last Updated March 23rd, 2023

Marlon Vera News

Sean O\'Malley and Marlon Vera hurl trans jokes at each other, drag female UFC fighter into their beef
Sean O'Malley and Marlon Vera hurl trans jokes at each other, drag female UFC fighter into their beef
Cory Sandhagen shares theory on why MMA judge scored his bout with Marlon Vera in favor of \'Chito\'
Cory Sandhagen shares theory on why MMA judge scored his bout with Marlon Vera in favor of 'Chito'
Cory Sandhagen has fighting words for the UFC judge who scored for Marlon Vera (Exclusive)
Cory Sandhagen has fighting words for the UFC judge who scored for Marlon Vera (Exclusive)
UFC bantamweight rankings: How did the recent scrap between Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Vera affect the top 5?
UFC bantamweight rankings: How did the recent scrap between Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Vera affect the top 5?
Last Modified May 11, 2023 18:12 IST