Ecuadorian fighter Marlon Vera defeated Davey Grant at the "UFC on ESPN 25" event last weekend by unanimous decision. Both fighters were awarded bonuses of $ 50,000 for the best fight of the evening. Their match is actually a rematch, and the duo clashed for the first time in 2016.
The Englishman was more successful then, also unanimously on points. After five years and thirteen fights, "Chito" came to revenge and did not hide his enthusiasm. '' The feeling is extraordinary. He got me when I was young and immature.
But you can't win twice against me. When the UFC called me to offer me a new fight, honestly, I was expecting a bigger name. Everyone told me that this would be an easy fight for me, but there are no easy fights in the Octagon, '' Sherdog quoted Marlon Vera as saying.
The Ecuadorian added that he was extremely affected by the first defeat by Grant: '' He broke my heart with that fight because after that fight I decided I had to leave Ecuador and go to the United States. I've been in America for five years now and it's pretty good, "Chito added.
Marlon’s first fight against Grant was only his third within the UFC, and five years later, the Ecuadorian is a renowned bantamweight fighter. He is currently on 11 wins and six defeats under the auspices of the strongest promotion in the world, and he has celebrated as many as seven times in the last nine appearances.
Vera now wants a ranked opponent, and ninth-placed Dominick Cruz is the name that interests him the most. '' I think the fight against Cruz makes sense because we both won the last game. I’ve been in the Top 15 for a while now and I fought the best in the category."
"My penultimate fight was against Jose Aldo. He had to tear me down and hold me down to come to victory. I think I won that fight, but he was declared the points winner. But there's no excuse, if you knock me down, it's up to me to get up.
I accept that defeat as a man, "said the 28-year-old Ecuadorian. "Chito" is convinced that one day he will reach the belt and is ready to give up in order to achieve that: '' I'm investing in my career.
I will do whatever it takes to become a world champion. I want to win that belt for Ecuador, '' Marlon Vera concluded.