Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
23-9-1
17-4-0

The tape

31
Age
32
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 3SD 5KO 4UD 5
Form
UD 5SD 5KO 4UD 5SD 5
23
Wins
17
8
By KO
7
35
KO%
41
10
By Sub
3
43
SUB%
18
9
Losses
4
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2015
33
Bouts
21
84
Rounds
55
6 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 5 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

4
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
4

Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen preview

When is Vera vs Sandhagen II?

Marlon Vera could potentially take on Cory Sandhagen, in Early 2025.

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 Sandhagen II 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.

Cory Sandhagen would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Sandhagen would have a slight advantage in power over Vera, with a 41% knock out percentage over Vera's 35%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vera would have a large advantage over Sandhagen, boasting a 43% submission rate over Sandhagen's 18%.

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

Sandhagen has a height advantage of 3 inches over Vera. Despite this, both fighters have a equal reach.

Vera is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Sandhagen, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 29 more professional rounds, 84 to Sandhagen's 55.

Vera vs Sandhagen II 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.

Sandhagen has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Rob Font at UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Font on 5th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Marlon Vera 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 beaten Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been defeated by Petr Yan at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

He had lost to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Marlon Vera has been fighting more than Cory Sandhagen.

Marlon Vera last fought 4 months and 8 days ago, while Cory Sandhagen's last outing was 11 months and 12 days ago.

Vera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Sandhagen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Vera vs Sandhagen II?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Vera vs Sandhagen II 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 Cory Sandhagen news

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