Marlon Vera Rumored to Face Dominick Cruz on Aug. 13

Marlon Vera Rumored to Face Dominick Cruz on Aug. 13

Evan Montgomery|
June 06, 2022|

Today, news was announced that a Bantamweight bout between Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz is rumored to headline a UFC FIght Night card on August 13th. Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes first broke the news via Twitter.

Marlon Vera (21-7-1) was last seen in April, defeating Rob Font in a five round decision. This pushed his win streak to three, and he has won 9 of his last 11 fights. "Chito" is an all-action fighter with 18 career finishes and is as dangerous on the feet as he is on the mat.

Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz (24-3) returned to the Octagon after 3.5 years away opposite Henry Cejudo. Though he was finished in the 2nd round by Cejudo, Cruz won his next two bouts, most recently scoring a come-from-behind decision over Pedro Munhoz.

With Vera and Cruz being ranked at #5 and #8, respectively, this top-flight Bantamweight banger will certainly shift up the rankings and send a new challenger towards the Bantamweight throne.

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