Marlon “Chito” Vera “Going To Pull In” To A Big Fight Following UFC 268

New York, NY — Sometimes it’s the unlikeliest of fighters that ends up on the path to a title, even though they weren’t expected to do much of anything. UFC bantamweight Marlon Vera has made a career of proving people wrong, and he continued to do it at UFC 268 with a win over former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

“It was a great fight. I knew he [Edgar] was a tough guy, hard to take out. Even when he gets hurt because a couple times I clipped him with the hands. I clipped him with the up kick and he just found a way to recover,” Vera said following the bout, speaking to media outlets backstage at Madison Square Garden. “He’s a dog you know. He’s been stopped before but those were big guys too. And then the flying knee, you know, it’s a flying knee. You’re going to die no matter what.”

Now that he’s added another big name to his resume of wins Vera let the world know that he’s ready for anything.

“I think all the good fights are booked already. But anybody can get hurt. Anybody can get COVID, whatever. And I’m going to be ready. They will be like ‘Who’s available?’ most guys are like, ‘Oh, I’m too heavy. I’m not in shape.’ I’m the guy, I’m going to be in shape and I’m going to be available. So be patient. Right now, I don’t see nobody available. But in one of these fights coming up, big fights in the top five, somebody’s going to pull out. And guess what? I’m going to pull in.”

Official Result: Marlon Vera def. Frankie Edgar by knockout (front kick), Round 3, 3:50

Watch the entire post-fight media scrum with Marlon Vera above and keep it here for more coverage from UFC 268