Chito Vera Record: ‘Chito’ Is 22 Fight UFC Veteran With 23-9-1 Record That Includes 18 Emphatic Finishes

Marlon Vera - Chito Vera UFC - (photo: IMAGN)
Marlon Vera - Chito Vera UFC - (photo: IMAGN)

As one of the stalwarts of the UFC bantamweight division, we’re taking a look at the fairly impressive Marlon Chito Vera record, and how many finishes he has on his CV to date. Here is everything you need to know about the MMA resumé of Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera.

Marlon Vera Record & Bio

  • Rank: #5 UFC Bantamweight
  • Age: 31
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Height: 5’8″ (173 cm)
  • Reach: 70.5” (179 cm)
  • Stance:  Switch
  • Overall Record: 23-9-1
  • Fights Won by KO/TKO: 8
  • Fights Won by Submission: 10
  • Fights Won by Decision: 5

Chito Vera Record

Marlon Chito Vera made his professional MMA debut way back in 2010, before signing to the UFC four years later. He has had 33 fights to date in the UFC, which includes 15 wins. The overall Chito Vera is an impressive one of 23-9-1.

Of these 23 MMA victories, Marlon Vera has won 18 of them inside the distance. ‘Chito’ has eight KO/TKO wins under his belt, as well as 10 submission victories. He is a certainly an eye-catching fighter, who is so well rounded and capable of ending the bout by any means necessary.

He has had one UFC Title challenge to date, ultimately falling short against Sean O’Malley in their main event rematch at UFC 299 last time out. Chito was the pre-fight underdog with the best UFC betting sites, and it was clear to see why. Despite beating O’Malley a few years prior, Vera was shown levels by ‘Suga’ in their UFC Bantamweight Title contest.

As previously mentioned, Marlon Chito Vera made his professional MMA debut around 14 years ago. He  had 10 fights as a pro MMA fighter before signing a deal with the UFC. Before signing for the UFC, the Chito Vera record was 8-1-1.

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Chito’s first fight in the UFC under Dana White‘s organisation came at UFC 180. Vera lost his first fight back in November 2014 against Marco Beltran, before bouncing back with a win in his next fight with a submission victory over Roman Salazar.

Chito Vera then lost for the second time in the UFC in his third fight, but bounced back with three consecutive victories after that. Then came back-to-back losses to John Lineker and Douglas Silva de Andrade. This meant that in his first eight UFC fights, the Chito Vera record was an even 4-4.

However, Chito Vera began to work it all out in the UFC as he went on a five fight winning run after those back-to-back defeats. Then came defeat to Song Yadong next. After that, Chito Vera secured one of the biggest wins of his career as he became the first man to beat Sean O’Malley.

O’Malley is of course now the champion at 135-pounds, but Vera became the first man to beat ‘Suga’ back at UFC 252 – winning via knockout. Hence why the pair had a rematch for the UFC Bantamweight Title at UFC 299 in Miami, Florida.

After that, Chito Vera faced UFC legend Jose Aldo, losing the fight via decision. After that, he then went on another winning run, which included wins over the likes of Davey Grant, Frankie Edgar, Rob Font and Dominick Cruz.

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Three fights ago, Vera then lost for an eighth time against Cory Sandhagen. However, in true Chito Vera fashion, he then bounced back last time out with a huge win over Pedro Munhoz. The Ecuador MMA superstar won the fight via decision, which has set up Vera’s shot at UFC gold now at UFC 299.

Then came the Sean O’Malley rematch last time out. The fight went the full five rounds, but ultimately Chito Vera was outclassed by the champion. O’Malley won the fight with relative ease, winning every minute of every round against the Ecuador MMA superstar.

That takes us up to now in the career of Marlon Chito Vera. It remains to be seen what Vera does next in his career. He could well hang up the gloves for good, but could also continue his career and earn more lucrative purses in the UFC. Time will tell what Marlon ‘Chito’ vera does next in his MMA career.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and UFC free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Vera’s next fight.

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