Marlon Vera is an intense individual on a normal day. On fight day it escalates dramatically, and that was certainly the case last Saturday when he met Davey Grant in a rematch of a 2016 fight won by the Briton. For three rounds, Vera had bad intentions with everything he did, and when Grant encountered him with the same intensity, it was a special fight. Ultimately, however, Vera continued to grow stronger as the fight progressed, and when Grant got tired, “Chito” took her to another level. A fun fight, a fun fighter to watch, and Vera looks like she’s ready to take the next step at 135 pounds.
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AND AFTER? Vera called Dominick Cruz at the end of the Grant fight, and I love this fight for Vera. Fights with Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz wouldn’t be bad either, both for the fighters and for us watching.
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