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Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Vera preview
When is Vera vs Cejudo?
Henry Cejudo could potentially square off against Marlon Vera, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Vera vs Cejudo stats
Henry Cejudo would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marlon Vera would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Cejudo would have a slight advantage in power over Vera, with a 50% knock out percentage over Vera's 40%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a massive advantage over Cejudo, boosting at 40% submission rate over Cejudo's 0%.
Henry Cejudo is the older man by 6 years, at 36 years old.
Vera has a height advantage of 4 inches over Cejudo. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Cejudo is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 11 years and 11 months earlier than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 26 less professional rounds, 47 to Vera's 73.
Vera vs Cejudo form
Cejudo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
He had beat Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by split decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Henry Cejudo.
Henry Cejudo last fought 25 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing was 2 months and 6 days ago.
Cejudo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Vera vs Cejudo?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Vera vs Cejudo yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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