Who will Marlon Vera fight next? I wager we now possess ‘The Acknowledge’ now. Earn it?! GET IT?!
Anyway, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that aged UFC gentle-weight champion Frankie Edgar and ‘Chito’ are slated for a November 6th showdown at UFC 268. Contracts haven’t been signed however verbal agreements are in advise.
Edgar (24-9-1) is having a see to leap serve from a disastrous and brutal flying knee KO loss to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 18 in February. The 39-365 days-dilapidated (who will seemingly be 40 by the point November rolls spherical) debuted at 135 lbs final 365 days and acquired a conclude 5-spherical decision over Pedro Munhoz. He’s appropriate 2-4 in his final six and after a legendary history of by no formula being stopped, he’s been knocked out by Brian Ortega, Chan Sung Jung, and the aforementioned Sandhagen all over this stretch.
Vera (17-7-1) is coming off an absolute war in his rematch with Davey Grant, worthwhile both a unanimous decision and an further $50,000 through his Battle of the Night bonus. The Ecuadorian’s most particularly victory came final 365 days when he TKO’d Sean O’Malley in the outlet spherical. An overwhelming majority of his wins possess come through stoppage, while he’s yet to be carried out in any of his losses. His ideal two defeats over his final nine are in opposition to Song Yadong and Jose Aldo.
UFC 268 takes advise at Unusual York’s Madison Square Backyard and is headlined by a welterweight championship rematch between champion Kamaru Usman and his bitter rival Colby Covington.