Chito does it again! Marlon Vera defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz in San Diego, California. In Saturday night’s headline fight in the bantamweight division, the 29-year-old from Chone, Ecuador, stopped his opponent by TKO in Round 4 to earn the UFC’s $50,000 Performance of the Night Bonus.
Vera (20-7-1) came to San Diego on a three-fight win streak after defeating Rob Font at UFC Vegas 53 in May 2022. On Saturday night, the upcoming Ecuadorian fighter faced the toughest challenge of his career to date. Vera’s opponent was no other UFC icon and former two-time bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (24-4). The hometown hero returned to fight in San Diego for the first time since 2009 and stepped into the Octagon having won his two most recent fights.