Marlon Vera Vows to Get Better Following his Loss to Jose Aldo at UFC Fight Night

Published 12/20/2020, 1:01 AM EST


The UFC put on a spectacular card for the last event of 2020. Geoff Neal and Stephen Thompson headlined the card at welterweight. However, there were a number of interesting matches on the main card and prelim card as well. Jose Aldo vs Marlon Vera was one such fight. 

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The bantamweight fight between ‘Chito’ and Aldo was the co-main event of the night. It featured two of the best at 135-pounds. Vera was fresh off an impressive win over rising star Sean O’Malley. Aldo on the other hand succumbed to a devastating loss against Petr Yan for the bantamweight title at UFC 251 in his last outing. 

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Marlon Vera succumbs to a disappointing loss against Jose Aldo

Following his loss to Aldo, ‘Chito’ put out a statement. He tweeted, “Gracias a todos por su apoyo. Thanks everyone for the support I’ll take care of the small details in the 3 round”

Aldo went into the fight against a dangerous fighter in ‘Chito’ on the back of a three-fight skid. The win against Vera was his first since 2019. 

Aldo started the fight well and picked up the pace as the fight went on to secure a unanimous decision win. During the course of the fight he landed an impressive 60 total strikes with an accuracy of 70%. He also landed 44 significant strikes with an accuracy of 63%. 

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Vera landed 92 total strikes with an accuracy of 69%. He also landed 46 significant strikes with an accuracy of 56%. Both men attempted takedowns, but neither was successful in landing them. 

Aldo showed that he still has a lot left in him with a brilliant display over Marlon Vera tonight. He is currently ranked number 7 in the bantamweight division. If he is able to keep up the level of performance displayed today, it will not be long before he can challenge for the title once again. 

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What did you make of Jose Aldo’s performance tonight? Who do you think he should fight next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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