The next fight between Chito Vera (Marlon Vera) and Sean O’Malley has been scheduled for March. Born on December 2, 1992, Chito Vera (full name: Marlon Vera) is a professional mixed martial artist.
Who is Chito Vera?
Marlon Vera, better known as Chito Vera, is an Ecuadorian professional MMA fighter. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight class. He was born in Chone, Ecuador, on December 2, 1992. And was raised in a middle-class home with an elder brother and sister. He was involved in street battles in his youth, but at the age of 16, he began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Guayaquil.
On November 15, 2014, Marlon Vera competed in his first official UFC bout. At UFC 180, he faced Marco Beltrán. Unfortunately, he was defeated by a unanimous verdict. He faced Roman Salazar in his next bout on August 8, 2015, at UFC bout Night 73, and won by submission in the second round. Obtaining the Performance of the Night bonus. However, he was defeated by Davey Grant on February 27, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 84. He also lost a unanimous judgement there.
When will Chito Vera’s next fight be?
According to UFC CEO Dana White, Chito Vera’s next bout will be in March against recently minted bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley. The precise date of the match is yet to be confirmed.
On February 18, 2023, Marlon Vera was scheduled to face Cory Sandhagen. However, for unclear reasons, the battle was rescheduled for March 25. Marlon Vera lost a tight decision in the bout, with most analysts believing Sandhagen won.
Later, on August 19, 2023, Marlon Vera was scheduled to fight Henry Cejudo, but Cejudo was injured and was unable to compete. Pedro Munhoz replaced him, and Marlon Vera won by unanimous decision.