Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
23-9-1
18-3-0

The tape

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

Full record

UD 5UD 3SD 5KO 4UD 5
Form
SUB 1UD 3SUB 2UD 3SUB 1
23
Wins
18
8
By KO
4
35
KO%
22
10
By Sub
6
43
SUB%
33
9
Losses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2009
33
Bouts
21
84
Rounds
44
6 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 11 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

4
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
15

Marlon Vera vs Said Nurmagomedov preview

When is Vera vs S. Nurmagomedov?

Marlon Vera could potentially square off against Said Nurmagomedov, in Late 2024.

The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Vera vs S. Nurmagomedov stats

Marlon Vera would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.

Said Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggest Vera would have an advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, with a 35% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 22%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a slight advantage over Nurmagomedov, with a 43% submission rate over Nurmagomedov's 33%.

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

Vera is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 9 months later than Nurmagomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 40 more professional rounds, 84 to Nurmagomedov's 44.

Vera vs S. Nurmagomedov form

Vera has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Sean O’Malley at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by unanimous decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Kaseya Center, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

Before that, he had beaten Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

He had defeated 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.

Said Nurmagomedov has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Muin Gafurov at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Jonathan Martinez at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Saidyokub Kakhramonov at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Douglas Andrade at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Cody Stamann at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Said Nurmagomedov.

Marlon Vera last fought 2 months and 16 days ago, while Said Nurmagomedov's last outing was 7 months and 4 days ago.

Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Vera vs S. Nurmagomedov?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Vera vs S. Nurmagomedov yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

Marlon Vera vs Said Nurmagomedov news

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