Marlon Vera vs. Davey Grant rematch added to UFC’s June 19 event – MMA Root

Marlon Vera will seek revenge on Davey Grant after their first meeting over five years ago.

Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Vera and Grant will face off in a rematch at a June 19 UFC event at a location that has yet to be determined. MMA DNA was the first to report a booking.

In his first bout, Grant defeated Vera by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 84 in February 2016.

Vera will make her first octagon in 2021 after a rather interesting 2020 campaign. Chito kicks off last year with a controversial loss decision to singing Yadong at UFC Jacksonville in May before receiving a first-round TKO victory over Sean O’Malley at UFC 252. Defeating O’Malley set Vera up for the biggest fight of his career. , a joint fight against Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 in December, where Aldo won by unanimous decision.

After several defeats in submissions to Damian Stasiak and Manny Bermudez, Grant has won his last three fights. The 35-year-old has shown great strength in his hands with consistent knockouts of Martin Day and Jonathan Martinez. The TUF 18 finalist is set to make his eighth promotional appearance.

The June 19 UFC event will be titled a featherweight match between Jang Sung Jung and Deng Ige.

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