A massive top-10 fight in the Bantamweight division is confirmed to take place at UFC 292 between Henry Cejudo and Marlon Vera in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 12th, per Dana White.
This fight takes place in the Bantamweight (135 lbs) division.
Henry Cejudo holds a professional record of 16-3 (10-3 UFC) and is ranked #2 in the Bantamweight division. He holds notable wins over Dominick Cruz, Demetrious Johnson, and T.J. Dillashaw.
Marlon Vera is ranked #6 in the Bantamweight division and holds a professional record of 22-8-1 (14-7 UFC), with credible wins over Rob Font, Davey Grant, and Sean O'Malley.
Current Odds: Henry Cejudo -220, Marlon Vera +175, per BetOnline.ag as of June 20th, 4PM EST..
Henry Cejudo snapped his three-year layoff last May when he faced the Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling in the main event of UFC 288. Despite an impressive performance and displaying why he's one of the greats, Cejudo would lose via split decision, his first loss since 2016. He'll now look to rebound against Marlon Vera in his first non-title bout since he fought Demetrious Johnson in 2018.
Marlon Vera is also coming off a loss, with his last fight against Cory Sandhagen in a five-round main event. "Chito" put on an off performance vs. Sandhagen, failing to find his rhythm and unable to hold off the pace and wrestling of Sandhagen. Although this loss stinted his title dreams, a win over Cejudo will place him right back into the conversation, and he'll be looking to use his lethal knockout power and diverse striking to secure the victory.
This is a crucial and thrilling fight in the always exciting Bantamweight division, with the winner inserting themselves back into the title picture. So who do you have winning? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.