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UFC San Diego live blog: Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz

UFC Fight Night: Vera v Cruz Ceremonial Weigh-in
Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz face off at UFC San Diego.
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This is the UFC San Diego live blog for Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz, the bantamweight headliner on Saturday in San Diego, Calif.

Vera, the No. 6 bantamweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, enters the bout with three straight wins and the opportunity to truly insert himself into the division’s championship conversation. “Chito” most recently picked up an impressive unanimous decision win over Rob Font in the main event of UFC Vegas 53 in April, and prior to that, viciously knocked out Frankie Edgar in the third round at UFC 268 this past November.

Cruz, a former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, looks to slow down the momentum of Vera, while extending his win streak to three fights. The No. 11 ranked 135er in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings bounced back from back-to-back title fight losses to Cody Garbrandt and Henry Cejudo with a pair of unanimous decision victories over Casey Kenney at UFC 259 in March 2021, and Pedro Munhoz at UFC 269 in December.

Check out the UFC San Diego live blog below.

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