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Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Vera vs Grant?
Marlon Vera is set to face the challenge of Davey Grant, during the main card of UFC Vegas 29, on Saturday 19th June 2021 in the United States.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Vera vs Grant stats
Marlon Vera steps 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 will make 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 suggest Vera has advantage in power over Grant, with a 38% knock out percentage over Grant's 23%.
Marlon Vera is the younger man by 7 years, at 28 years old.
Vera has 1-inch reach advantage.
Vera is 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 has fought 24 more professional rounds, 53 to Grant's 29.
Vera vs Grant form
Vera has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Jose Aldo 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 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 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 on 17th November 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He had lost to Douglas Andrade on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.