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The Ecuadorian does not rule out accepting a last minute call for the UFC Fight Night on December 12 if José Aldo or Rob Font fall off the card.Nov


The Ecuadorian does not rule out accepting a last minute call for the UFC Fight Night on December 12 if José Aldo or Rob Font fall off the card.

November 9, 2021 – 10:20 am

The knockout victory over Frankie Edgar last Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York has placed Marlon Chito Vera in the eleventh position within the top 15 of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) bantamweight category, according to updates from the ranks of the official website of the company on Monday.

With his success on the UFC 268 card, Vera rises from 13th place to 11th, while Edgar drops four places, from eighth to twelfth place.

With Monday’s changes, Pedro Munhoz (eighth), Marlon Moraes (ninth) and Dominick Cruz (tenth) also improve their position. Song Yadong, Chito Vera’s executioner closes the ranking in May 2020 at UFC Florida.

Victorious in New York at the hands of local Frankie Edgar, the Ecuadorian projected to get into the top 10 of the division, displacing Edgar, who was eighth ranked before the fight on the UFC 268 main card.

Thus, the 40-year-old legend and former lightweight champion leaves the top 10 and, consequently, jeopardizes his permanence in the top 15 list.

Meanwhile, Marlon Vera announced on Monday that in order to continue his climb in the UFC ranking, he would like a fight against Cory Sandhagen or Merab Dvalishvili, ranked third and sixth, respectively, by 2022. However, the Ecuadorian said he was willing to take the place of José Aldo (fifth) or Rob Font (fourth) in the event that one of them is injured in the fight that both have already agreed on December 4 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas at the UFC Fight Night feature.

Chito (20-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC) revealed his wish in an interview he gave on Monday on MMA Fighting’s The MMA Hour.

Bantamweight ranking for Monday, November 8:

Reigning Champion: Aljamain Sterling

1. Petr Yan (interim champion)

2. TJ Dillashaw

3. Cory Sandhagen

4. Rob Font

5. Jose Aldo

6. Merab Dvalishvili

7. Cody Garbrandt

8. Pedro Munhoz (up 1)

9. Marlon Moraes (up 1)

10. Dominick Cruz (up 1)

11. Marlon Vera (up 2)

12. Frankie Edgar (bottom 4)

13. Raphael Assuncao (bottom 1)

14. Cody Stamann

15. Song Yadong

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