Marlon 'Chito' Vera Takes On Dominick Cruz

Chito Vera takes on Dominick Cruz UFC Fight Night, Saturday 13 August
August 10, 2022
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Another big UFC Fight Night is just around the corner and Mr Roo couldn’t be more hyped about it . With good reason too!, Since another one of our Roobet brand ambassadors, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera will be squaring off against Dominick Cruz, and he’s been pretty vocal about how it’s all set to be a night of ‘total destruction’. 

Get the low-down on everything that’s going down in the main event on August 13th 

Our boy, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera (21-7-1, 7 KO’s, 8 Submissions) will take on Cruz aka “The Dominator” (24-3-0, 7 KO’s, 1 Submission) in the Pechanga Arena in San Diego for the very first time, where the two will battle it out in the bantamweight headliner in an attempt to clinch the championship title. Both fighters have displayed tremendous skill in the past, but it seems like bookmakers are favoring  Vera for the win. 

“I just see it as total destruction,” Vera expressed regarding his upcoming face-off against Cruz. “How? When? I don’t know what round. Who cares?  But he’s going to be down and I’m going to move forward.”

Considering the tension out of the ring between these two in the past, we’ll be on the edge of our seats to find out who will finally claim victory on the night. 

Apart from Vera and Cruz headlining the action, this UFC Fight Night will also see Alexa Grasso taking on Viviane Araujo in the Women’s Flyweight Co-main event and Devon Clark facing off against Azamat Murzakanov in the Light Heavyweight Bout.

Marlon “Chito” Vera 

Record: 21-7-1

Last Fight: Win

Country: Ecuador

Height:  5' 8"

Weight: 135 lbs.

Reach: 70 in
Leg Reach: 40.5 in

Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz

Record: 24-3-0

Last Fight: Win

Country: USA

Height:  5' 8"

Weight: 135 lbs.

Reach: 68 in
Leg Reach: 37 in

Marlon Vera vs Dominick Cruz Previous Fight History 

This fight has been a long time coming, with Vera attempting to challenge Cruz for almost a year. “The Dominator” however, wasn’t interested given that “Chito” ranked below him in Bantamweight. But after rising up to the No 5 spot after dominating Rob Font last April, Cruz had to settle for being left in his dust at No. 8.


This will also mark Cruz’s first fight of the year and the two-time UFC champion must contend with Vera’s three-fight winning streak, as well as the fact that he’s finally surpassed him in rankings. Before facing off against Font, Vera also proved his worth in the ring after demolishing both Frankie Edgar and Davey Grant and having been successful in four of his last 5 fights at the Octagon. 

Marlon Vera’s last five bouts: 

  • Rob Font: WIN
  • Frankie Edgar: WIN
  • Davey Grant: WIN
  • Jose Aldo: LOSS
  • Sean O’Malley: WIN
  • Song Yadong: LOSS

Meanwhile, Cruz will find himself on familiar ground, given his base in San Diego. Following his most recent defeats of Casey Kenney and Pedro Munhoz, the Alliance MMA standout looks more than ready for the five-round showdown.

Dominick Cruz’s last five bouts: 

  • Pedro Munhoz - WIN
  • Casey Kenney - WIN
  • Henry Cejudo - LOSS
  • Cody Garbrandt - LOSS
  • Urijah Faber - WIN

How the UFC 207 Fight Card Looks

  • UFC Bantamweight Championship: Marlon Vera vs Dominick Cruz
  • Women’s Flyweight Co-main: Alexa Grasso vs Viviane Araujo
  • Light Heavyweight Bout: Devon Clark vs Azamat Murzakanov
  • Women’s Flyweight: Cynthia Calvillo vs Nina Nunes
  • Middleweight Bout: Bruno Silva vs Gerald Meerschaert

How to Bet on Marlon Vera vs Dominick Cruz at Roobet

We couldn’t be prouder to partner with a champ like Chito Vera, which is why we’ve also made sure to offer all Roobetters multiple betting options to get a piece of the action. Check out all the betting markets available for UFC Fight Night below and visit the Roobet sportsbook to start placing your wagers on the big event. 

  • Winner
  • Over/Under
  • On Distance
  • Inside Distance
  • Win on Round
  • Decision/Split or Unanimous
  • Submission
  • Fight to end with in 0.5p seconds
  • Fight Winner

Visit Roobet to Get in on the Marlon Vera Action

Mark it in your calendars, folks! You don’t want to miss this one, so make sure to tune in at 7 PM ET for what’s shaping up to be a Fight Night to remember. Will you be rooting for Chito or do you want to see “The Dominator” reclaim the title? Whatever your choice, make this main event even more titillating by putting your money where your mouth is at 

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