Mar 25 2023
Saturday

AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
20-7-0
SD 5

Score cards

  • 48-47
  • 45-50
  • 46-49
SD 5
15-4-0

The tape

31
Age
32
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

KOUDKOUDUD
Form
KOUDSDKOKO
20
Wins
15
8
By KO
7
40
KO%
47
8
By SUB
3
40
SUB%
20
7
Loses
4
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2015
28
Bouts
19
68
Rounds
45
5 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 15 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

4
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
6

Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen report

Who won Vera vs Sandhagen?

Cory Sandhagen beat Marlon Vera by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night San Antonio, on Saturday 25th March 2023 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 50-45, 49-46 in favor of the winner Cory Sandhagen.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Vera vs Sandhagen stats

Marlon Vera stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Cory Sandhagen made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Marlon Vera's UFC record stood at 15-8-0, while Cory Sandhagen's came in at 10-3-0.

The stats suggested Sandhagen had a slight advantage in power over Vera, with a 47% knock out percentage over Vera's 40%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vera had an advantage over Sandhagen, with a 40% submission rate over Sandhagen's 20%.

Marlon Vera was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Sandhagen had a height advantage of 3 inches over Vera. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Vera was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Sandhagen, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 84 to Sandhagen's 55.

Vera vs Sandhagen form

Vera had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he was victorious against Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had lost to Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Sandhagen had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had been beaten by T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had been defeated by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had defeated John Lineker at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marlon Vera had been fighting more than Cory Sandhagen.

Going to this contest, Marlon Vera had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 11 days ago, while Cory Sandhagen's last outing had been 2 years and 9 months ago.

Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Sandhagen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Vera vs Sandhagen?

Marlon Vera was a 13/10 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Cory Sandhagen made his way into the ring at 8/13 (-190) with oddsmakers.

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