Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Vera vs S. Nurmagomedov?
Marlon Vera could potentially square off against Said Nurmagomedov, in Summer 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 21 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Said Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest Vera would have an advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, with a 38% 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 38% submission rate over Nurmagomedov's 33%.
Marlon Vera is the same age as Said Nurmagomedov, at 31 years old.
Vera is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 9 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 32 more professional rounds, 76 to Nurmagomedov's 44.
Vera vs S. Nurmagomedov form
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he won against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
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.
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 lost to 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 defeated 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 beat Cody Stamann at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
In terms of recent activity, Said Nurmagomedov has been fighting more than Marlon Vera.
Marlon Vera last fought 3 months and 14 days ago, while Said Nurmagomedov's last outing was 1 month and 12 days ago.
Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 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?
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