Marlon Vera has been selected as a replacement for Henry Cejudo to take on Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292. The event is scheduled for August 19th at the TD Garden in Boston. Sources familiar with the matter have revealed that the UFC is in the final stages of arranging the bout between Vera and Munhoz, with verbal agreements already in place. Vera’s management company was the first to announce the matchup on social media.
Pedro Munhoz steps in for Henry Cejudo, who had originally been set to face Vera in his second fight since coming out of retirement. Munhoz’s recent performances include losses to José Aldo and Dominick Cruz, as well as a no-contest against Sean O’Malley due to an accidental eye poke. He returned to the octagon in April and secured a victory over Chris Gutierrez at UFC Kansas City.
Marlon Vera aims to recover from his previous decision loss to Cory Sandhagen in the headline bout of UFC San Antonio in March.
UFC 292 will feature a bantamweight title fight between O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling in the main event, while Zhang Weili and Amanda Lemos will compete for the strawweight championship in the co-main event.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 292
Who is Marlon Vera replacing at UFC 292?
Marlon Vera is replacing Henry Cejudo at UFC 292.
When and where is UFC 292 taking place?
UFC 292 is scheduled to take place on August 19th at the TD Garden in Boston.
Who is Marlon Vera set to face at UFC 292?
Marlon Vera is set to face Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292.
What happened in Pedro Munhoz’s last fight?
Pedro Munhoz’s last fight was against Sean O’Malley at UFC 276, which ended in a no contest due to an accidental eye poke.
Who is headlining UFC 292?
The bantamweight title fight between Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling is set to headline UFC 292.
What other title fight is scheduled for UFC 292?
Zhang Weili will be facing Amanda Lemos in a strawweight championship co-main event at UFC 292.