The Pro Take: Marlon Vera Batters Rob Font in Five Round Battle at UFC Vegas 53

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Marlon Vera UFCNEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Marlon Vera of Ecuador has his hands wrapped anterior to his combat during the UFC 268 lawsuit astatine Madison Square Garden connected November 06, 2021 successful New York City. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Stylistically, Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera had imaginable to beryllium thing peculiar the infinitesimal the combat was announced. Both men are pugnacious opponents for immoderate of the apical Bantamweights successful the UFC, truthful to brace Font and Vera was astute matchmaking by the company.

All combat week, excitement for this 1 was rising. Then, 1 time retired from the fight, a small damper was enactment connected things erstwhile Rob Font stepped connected the scale, missing value astatine 138.5 pounds. Suddenly, the communicative shifted. Font was not conscionable looking to bounce backmost from a nonaccomplishment to Jose Aldo, but was looking for redemption. Still, adjacent with the missed weight, the combat looked to entertain arsenic some men were jockeying for presumption and looking to determination person to the apical 5 — and from there, the title.

UFC Vegas 53 was a peculiar infinitesimal for Marlon “Chito” Vera, arsenic helium go the archetypal Ecuadorian combatant to header a UFC event. His agelong roadworthy to this constituent had been built connected hard enactment and his grit. Vera is simply a tough, convulsive combatant and helium wanted to amusement that nary one, not adjacent Rob Font would get successful his mode of achieving dreams of continuing connected the way to being a champion 1 day.

Rob Font is utilized to the five-round main events and his conditioning is apical notch, arsenic helium has historically enactment connected galore adjacent breathtaking fights successful the UFC. For Vera, Saturday marked his archetypal five-round affair. He proved up to the task.

Both men showed up for 1 of the astir breathtaking main events of the twelvemonth truthful far. Rob Font showed ample bosom and astatine times connected with an unbelievable quantity of strikes. As the combat went on, however, his look began to amusement the harm arsenic Chito Vera began to unleash hellhole successful the aboriginal rounds. Vera managed to driblet Font successful 3 consecutive rounds; it was precise astonishing that the combat went the distance, but aft 5 rounds it was successful the hands of the judges. Marlon Vera got the unanimous determination victory, a well-earned 1 astatine that.


Here is however the pros reacted to Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera.

Was cornering immoderate teammates successful Wichita truthful I missed astir of the fights but golly the unit successful this main lawsuit 😳🔥 #UFCVegas53

— Jeff Molina (@jmolina_125) May 1, 2022

This combat is large truthful acold ! #UFCVegas53

— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) May 1, 2022

I'm disquieted astir Font! Damn #ufc

— Truck Gordon (@TruckMMA_UFC) May 1, 2022

Chito Vera is simply a Problem with a superior P! I got my oculus connected you 👀 @chitoveraUFC 🇪🇨

— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) May 1, 2022

Chito continues to get amended . Amazing commencement ! #UFCVegas53

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) May 1, 2022

WHAT A FIGHT!!!🔥👏🏼👏🏼

— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) May 1, 2022

This part is Funking GOOD!! #UFCVegas53

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 1, 2022

Chitos nasty!!! Beast mode #UFCVegas53

— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) May 1, 2022

This combat is insane. How does Chito amusement zero damage!? #UFCVegas53

— Vince Morales (@vandetta135) May 1, 2022

Got him wounded truthful galore times and didn’t capitalize speedy enough. Chito looked large but 100% could’ve got him retired of determination #UFCVegas53

— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) May 1, 2022

Chito is simply a monster #UFCVegas53

— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) May 1, 2022

How bash you people this fight?!
Frequency/output vs damage. #UFCVegas53

— Joshua Culibao (@culibaomma) May 1, 2022

@RobSFont vs @chitoveraUFC is 🔥 close present #UFCvegas @ufc

— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) May 1, 2022

What a scrapppppp #UFCVegas53

— Billy Quarantillo (@BillyQMMA) May 1, 2022

Man Vera is beyond durable! But Font’s boxing is fantabulous #UFCFightNight53

— Andre Ewell (@daii24_dre) May 1, 2022

Great scrap betwixt the 2 warriors!!! RESPECT @ufc #UFCVegas53

— Charles Rosa (@CharlesRosaMMA) May 1, 2022

Man chito vs sandhagen would beryllium amazing

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 1, 2022

I ain’t gonna lie… I emotion watching @RobSFont #UFCVegas53 👊🏿👊🏿

— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) May 1, 2022

Wow 🤩 @chitoveraUFC is putting a amusement ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) May 1, 2022