Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-03-25, good mma bout: Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Sandhagen vs Vera is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 25th, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio (Texas, United States), in a 5-round bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC on ESPN 43 (also known as UFC San Antonio). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Marlon Vera record
The black belt in Bjj Marlon Vera entered this fight with a professional mma record of 20-7-1 (80% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Aljamain Sterling).
He lost to Jose Aldo in 2020 (Jose Aldo vs Marlon Vera), but then he has won four bouts defeating Rob Font (Rob Font vs Marlon Vera) and Dominick Cruz in his last two (Marlon Vera vs Dominick Cruz).
Vera’s next fight: Marlon Vera vs Pedro Munhoz
Cory Sandhagen record
His opponent, Cory Sandhagen, has an official record of 15-4-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the bantamweight division.
He lost two consecutive fights in 2021, against TJ Dillashaw (Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw) and Petr Yan (Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen), but then he came back to win with Yadong Song in 2022 (Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song).
Sandhagen’s next fight: Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font
Here is the UFC on ESPN 43 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen
Holly Holm vs Yana Santos
Nate Landwehr vs Austin Lingo
Maycee Barber vs Andrea Lee
Chidi Njokuani vs Albert Duraev
Daniel Pineda vs Tucker Lutz
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Steven Peterson vs Lucas Alexander
Trevin Giles vs Preston Parsons
CJ Vergara vs Daniel da Silva
Vinicius Salvador vs Victor Altamirano
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC on ESPN 43 pre-fight press conference, featuring Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Vera!
Watch the videos of UFC on ESPN 43: Vera vs Sandhagen weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Vera vs Sandhagen fight?
Cory Sandhagen defeated Marlon Vera via split decision. Scores were 47–48, 50–45, 49–46.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC on ESPN 43 post-fight octagon interview of Marlon Vera and Cory Sandhagen.
UFC on ESPN 43 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC on ESPN 43 Vera vs Sandhagen.
Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Vera via SD
Holly Holm def. Yana Santos via UD
Nate Landwehr def. Austin Lingo via SUB r2
Maycee Barber def. Andrea Lee via SD
Albert Duraev def. Chidi Njokuani via SD
Daniel Pineda def. Tucker Lutz via SUB r2
Lucas Alexander def. Steven Peterson via UD
Trevin Giles def. Preston Parsons via SD
CJ Vergara def. Daniel da Silva via TKO r2
Victor Altamirano def. Vinicius Salvador via UD
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC on ESPN 43 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Vera (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC on ESPN 43 Fight of the Night: CJ Vergara vs Daniel da Silva
UFC on ESPN 43 Performance of the Night: Nate Landwehr, Daniel Pineda