Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Vera vs Grant?
Marlon Vera beat Davey Grant by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Vegas 29, on Saturday 19th June 2021 in the United States.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 30-26, 29-27 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).
Vera vs Grant stats
Marlon Vera stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Davey Grant made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Vera had advantage in power over Grant, with a 38% knock out percentage over Grant's 23%.
Marlon Vera was the younger man by 7 years, at 28 years old.
Vera had 1-inch reach advantage.
Vera was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 6 months later than Grant, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 56 to Grant's 0.
Vera vs Grant form
Vera had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.
Before that, he had beat Guido Cannetti at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He had lost to Douglas Andrade at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.
Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.