One of the more popular fighters in the UFC, “Chito” Vera found himself on the precipice of a title shot before dropping a split decision to Cory Sandhagen in March. That setback may not end up being much of a setback though if both Vera and Sean O’Malley can win on Saturday as the long-running rivalry between the two mean that “Chito” could jump right to the head of the line if he can rebound in a big way tonight.
One of the most underrated fighters in the bantamweight division, Munhoz has been a staple of the UFC since 2014, and while Munhoz has put together some very strong runs, he’s been unable to crack the top-five of the division. Vera presents another opportunity for Munhoz to deliver a standout win and elevate himself into the title conversation.
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