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Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Edgar vs Vera?
Frankie Edgar is set to square off against Marlon Vera, during the main card of UFC 268, on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Edgar vs Vera stats
Frankie Edgar steps 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 will make 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 suggest Vera has a slight advantage in power over Edgar, with a 35% knock out percentage over Edgar's 29%.
Frankie Edgar is the older man by 11 years, at 39 years old.
Vera has a height advantage of 2 inches over Edgar. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Edgar is 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 has fought 49 more professional rounds, 105 to Vera's 56.
Edgar vs Vera form
Frankie Edgar has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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 has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he 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 recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Frankie Edgar.
Frankie Edgar last fought 8 months and 8 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 3 months and 25 days ago.
Edgar's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Edgar vs Vera US streams
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