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Marlon Vera vs. Eddie Wineland added to UFC on ESPN 8 in Columbus

Ecuador's Marlon Vera (pictured) will face Eddie Wineland in Columbus.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Marlon Vera looks for his sixth consecutive victory when he meets bantamweight veteran Eddie Wineland at UFC on ESPN 8, sources confirmed following a report by ESPN.

Vera (17-5-1) snapped the first losing streak of his MMA career at UFC 227 when he knocked out Wuliji Buren, and he hasn’t lost since. In an 11-month span, “Chito” has finished Guido Cannetti, Frankie Saenz, Nohelin Hernandez and Andre Ewell.

UFC on ESPN 8 takes place March 28 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The event airs on ESPN and ESPN+.

Wineland (24-13-1), who fights under the UFC and WEC banner since 2006, stopped Grigorii Popov in the second round of their UFC 238 clash to avoid an uncomfortable three-fight skid.

UFC on ESPN 8 features a potential No. 1 contender bout between heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event.

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