UFC Vegas 53: Font vs Vera had some great fights and here are the results and bonus winners
Marlon Vera vs Rob Font was the main event for the latest UFC Fight Night, and it did not disappoint. The fight, however, had some drama before the show as Font was above the Bantamweight limit and was fined 20% of his purse to Vera.
Font dominated the first round but Vera came charging back and won the next four. Chito, as Vera is called, picked up a huge win in his career and will be looking for a Bantamweight title shot next.
He is 19-7-1 in his MMA career and has won his last three fights in the Octagon.
The other big fight on the card was former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andre Arlovski taking on Jake Collier.
Arlovski might be 43 but he seems to be in excellent shape and form. He defeated Collier via split decision and has now won his last four outings.
The 43-year-old holds a record of 34 wins, 20 losses and 2 no contests, and this result will keep him in the discussion for breaking into the rankings.
This Fight Night event had 11 fights on the card with six being on the main card and give being on the prelim one.
UFC Vegas 53: Font vs Vera: results and winners
Marlon Vera def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Andrei Arlovski def. Jake Collier via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Joanderson Brito def. Andre Fili via TKO (punches)
Grant Dawson def. Jaren Gordon via submission (rear-naked choke)
Darren Elkins def. Tristan Connelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Krzysztof Jotko def. Gerald Meerschaert via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alexander Romanov def. Chase Sherman via submission (key lock)
Francisco Figueiredo def. Daniel Lacerda via submission (Kneebar)
Gabriel Green def. Yohan Lainesse via TKO (punches)
Natan Levy def. Mike Breeden via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shaana Young def. Gina Mazany via TKO (punches)
UFC Vegas 53: Font vs Vera: bonus winners
Every UFC event has a couple of bonuses with $50,000 being given to the fighters named for them. This time four fighters were eligible for the $50,000 bonus with Vera and Font getting the Fight of the Night honours.
However, since Font missed weight, his bonus was awarded to the winner, Vera.
The Performance of the Night had two winners with Brito and Figueiredo getting the $50,000 each for their impressive showings at the event.
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