Cory Sandhagen Calls out Chito Vera, Vera Responds

Cory Sandhagen Calls out Chito Vera, Vera Responds

By Abdullah Ouazri
Sunday, September 18th 2022, 11:56PM, 19 days ago

Cory Sandhagen called out Chito Vera this past weekend after a successful main event showing vs. Song Yadong.

The fight was action-packed and showcased all aspects of mixed martial arts. Cory won the fight via 4th-round TKO due to a doctor's stoppage. In his post-fight interview, he asked for a fight with Chito Vera or Merab Dvalishvilli in December.

Vera gave his response at the event:

If he wants it, he can get it. I'm not shying away from any fight. I'm a fighter, I'll fight anybody. . . Whatever the f*ck the UFC wants.
- Chito Vera on a fight with Sandhagen

Chito is coming off of a 4th-round KO win as well. He knocked out Dominick Cruz with a spectacular head kick in San Diego. This was his 2nd UFC main event and the 2nd fight in a row he recorded 3 knockdowns in.

Chito Vera knocks out Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego. Credits to: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Chito Vera knocks out Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego. Credits to: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The top of the Bantamweight division is foggy at the moment with no clear #1 contender. The champion Aljamain Sterling defends his title at UFC 280 vs TJ Dillashaw. Petr Yan fights Sean O'Malley that same night but recently lost to the champion. Chito could very well be in line for a title shot should the right opportunity show itself. Merab Dvalishvilli is a top 5 contender but has refused to fight the champion due to their close friendship.

Should this fight go down, the winner will certainly bring some clarity to the top 5 and may earn themselves a shot at gold.

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