An epic battle all the way to the finish! Marlon “Chito” Vera defeated Rob Font at UFC Vegas 53 on Saturday night. In the night’s headline fight contested in the Bantamweight division, the 29-year-old from Chone, Ecuador, went the distance across five rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) in the first UFC headline fight of his career.
The heated five-round battle also earned Vera the UFC’s coveted Fight of the Night bonus with a $50,000 paycheck. And because his opponent, Rob Font, had missed weight for the 135-pound division fight, Vera also pocketed his share to walk away with $100,000 in bonus payout.