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It was officially announced that the fight between the Ecuadorian Marlon Chito Vera and the American of Puerto Rican blood Rob Font, to be played o


It was officially announced that the fight between the Ecuadorian Marlon Chito Vera and the American of Puerto Rican blood Rob Font, to be played on April 30 in Las Vegas (Nevada), will be within the framework of the UFC Vegas 53 event.

The company Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) released on Wednesday the official poster of the main event of the UFC Fight Night, which closes this month’s program at the UFC Apex.

It will be a matchup between the eighth ranked bantamweight and the fifth ranked in the same division. A clash of bells, especially for the South American representative.

Font (19-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) is in Las Vegas; He arrived last Monday to finish the last stage of his preparation at the UFC Performance Institute, according to images that he has shared through Instagram stories.

Vera (18-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC), for her part, continues her preparation in California with trainer Jason Parillo.

The Ecuadorian has assured that he feels “incredible”, “motivated”, “prepared” and “very happy for the opportunity” to be part of a main poster of a UFC card.

“I think it’s a great fight for me. I’m well prepared, I’ve worked really hard for this, I’m going to get in the cage and finish him (Font). There will be no decision,” he declared to UFC Español on March 29.

The 29-year-old from Manabi comes from obtaining a carat victory with an impressive technical knockout in the third round over Frankie Edgar, at Madison Square Garden in New York, at the UFC 268 event, held on November 6, 2021. That night , Vera regained the attention of the top brass of the UFC and began to get excited about a rematch with the Brazilian José Aldo; and even invited former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz to climb into the cage, but he did not accept.

Font (34), by contrast, is coming off a five-round decision loss to Jose Aldo, the former UFC featherweight champion. However, his figure is still respectable at 135 pounds, because before his presentation at UFC Vegas 44 against Aldo he had been on a four-fight win streak, with notable successes over Cody Garbrandt, the retired Marlon Moraes, Ricky Simon and Sergio Pettis.

With this fight, Chito Vera has the opportunity to write his name in the history pages of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Ecuador, being the highest representative of the country in the Ultimate Fighting Championship company. (D)