Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Edgar vs Vera?
Marlon Vera beat Frankie Edgar by , during the main card of UFC 268, on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marlon Vera.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Edgar vs Vera stats
Frankie Edgar stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Marlon Vera made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Vera had a slight advantage in power over Edgar, with a 35% knock out percentage over Edgar's 29%.
Frankie Edgar was the older man by 11 years, at 40 years old.
Vera had a height advantage of 2 inches over Edgar. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Edgar was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 44 more professional rounds, 108 to Vera's 64.
Edgar vs Vera form
Frankie Edgar had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Pedro Munhoz at UFC Vegas 7 on 22nd August 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Chan Sung Jung at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.
Before that, he had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
He had beat Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.
Vera had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Sean O’Malley at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had beat Guido Cannetti at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marlon Vera had been fighting more than Frankie Edgar.
Going to this contest, Frankie Edgar had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 15 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing had been 11 months and 2 days ago.
Edgar's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.