“I Don’t Wanna Hear Anyone Else Call Themselves Gangster”- MMA Pros Including Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman & Henry Cejudo React to Marlon Vera’s UFC Vegas 53 Win

Published 04/30/2022, 10:40 PM EDT

UFC’s well-oiled machine produced another classic event as UFC Vegas 53 (UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera) saw bantamweight contenders Rob Font and Marlon Vera go to war in the octagon. This important fight in one of the company’s most stacked divisions saw #8 ‘Chito’ Vera take out #5 Rob Font via a unanimous decision.

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Coming off of two spectacular wins against Davey Grant and future UFC Hall of Fame Frankie Edgar, Vera had all the momentum on his side; whereas his counterpart was trying to bounce back from a tough loss against former featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

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With the impressive win, Vera moved to 21-7-1; Font moved to a record of 19-6.

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Fans reacted to the enthralling UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera main event and were in awe of what happened in front of their eyes.

UFC world reacts to Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera

Fight fans and fellow UFC fighters gave their reactions on the social media platforms and hailed the impressive performance at UFC Vegas 53. Even beforehand, everyone expected the bout to be a treat.

Rob Font missed weight ahead of the bout

On Friday, the New England Cartel fighter missed weight and stepped on the scales at 138.5 lbs. Consequently, Vera got 20% of Font’s fight purse.

Usually, a bad weight cut hampers the performance of the fighter, but Font didn’t seem to be affected. He looked on point with his jab in round 1 and overall displayed New England Cartel boxing skills. That said, the later rounds were tougher for Font.

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Despite getting tagged constantly at the end of the rounds, Font showed a brilliant pace and fought his heart out for 25 minutes in a grueling contest.

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Did the weight cut affect Font’s ability to take shots? Or did Marlon Vera’s constant leg kicks and left hooks secure him the win?

What did you think of the UFC Vegas 53 main event bout between Rob Font and Marlon Vera? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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