Marlon “Chito” Vera defeated Pedro Munhoz within the first battle on the UFC 292 essential card by way of unanimous choice (30-27×2, 29-28). The win has possible pushed Vera only one victory away from a title shot at 135 kilos.
The scrap was a detailed one with each males having their very own moments. The truth is, I scored the battle 29-28 for Munhoz. There have been fairly just a few members of the media who scored the battle for Munhoz.
Regardless of the odd scorecards, this wasn’t a loopy consequence contemplating the primary two rounds might’ve gone both method.
The third spherical was definitively in favor of Vera who landed the extra telling pictures together with a body-head mixture that prompted the strongest response. Vera’s file improved to 21-8-1 and 15-7 within the UFC. Munhoz fell to 20-8 and 10-8 within the UFC.
Coming into the battle, Vera was ranked No. 6 by the promotion and Munhoz was tenth. There’s a likelihood he might transfer forward of the idle Petr Yan with the win. In any case, Vera ought to get a matchup with an opponent ranked within the high 5 in his subsequent battle.
There are some thrilling prospects for Vera with Aljamain Sterling, Sean O’Malley, Corey Sandhagen, Merab Dvalishvili, Henry Cejudo or Yan ought to all be on the desk for Chito.
Whereas Munhoz’s loss was respectable, he’s 36years outdated and fairly presumably towards the tip of his prime. Is Munhoz nonetheless harmful and a really powerful out for any bantamweight? Sure, however he might be descending towards gatekeeper standing.
Munhoz wants a giant win in his subsequent battle to stay ranked and a reliable contender within the UFC males’s bantamweight division.