Marlon Vera faced disappointment when his highly anticipated bout against Henry Cejudo was canceled, but he expressed his sentiments concisely with just two words.
Vera, currently ranked eighth in the bantamweight division according to the MMA Hook Global Rankings, didn’t dwell on the unfortunate news for long. Shortly after his tweet, he called out Petr Yan, a two-time UFC champion.
Yan, currently ranked fifth, is going through a challenging phase in his career, having suffered three consecutive losses to Merab Dvalishvili, Sean O’Malley, and Aljamain Sterling. Although he initially won the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 251, he lost it controversially through disqualification to Sterling in his first title defense at UFC 259.
Vera himself is determined to bounce back from a split-decision loss to Cory Sandhagen in March, which halted his impressive four-fight winning streak. The talented fighter from Ecuador has emerged victorious in 10 of his last 13 bouts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC bantamweight division
Q: Who is Marlon Vera?
A: Marlon Vera is a professional mixed martial artist competing in the bantamweight division of the UFC.
Q: Why was the fight between Marlon Vera and Henry Cejudo canceled?
A: The fight was canceled due to a shoulder injury suffered by Henry Cejudo.
Q: Who did Marlon Vera call out after the fight cancellation?
A: Marlon Vera called out Petr Yan, a two-time UFC champion, after the cancellation of his fight with Henry Cejudo.
Q: How has Petr Yan been performing recently?
A: Petr Yan has been going through a slump, having lost his last three fights to Merab Dvalishvili, Sean O’Malley, and Aljamain Sterling. He previously won the UFC bantamweight title but lost it due to disqualification in his first title defense against Sterling.
Q: What is Marlon Vera’s recent record?
A: Marlon Vera is coming off a split-decision loss to Cory Sandhagen. Prior to that, he had a four-fight win streak and has won 10 of his last 13 fights overall.