Regardless of Dominick Cruz shedding through knockout within the fourth spherical of his bout towards Marlon Vera at UFC San Diego final evening, the American out-landed ‘Chito’ on each whole and vital strikes.
Cruz managed to land 92 vital strikes towards Vera, with a complete of 100 of his 259 strikes touchdown. These placing stats are significantly higher than Ecuadorian’s, with ‘Chito’ touchdown simply 63 strikes in whole, however a staggering 61 of those have been deemed vital by UFC Stats.
Dominick Cruz additionally tried to dominate on the bottom, with the American touchdown 2 out of seven takedown makes an attempt and having a management time of 65 seconds. However none of those makes an attempt helped the previous champion throughout the battle, with Vera knocking his opponent down thrice.
Marlon Vera had simply 10 seconds of management time on the bottom, however did not try a single takedown throughout the bout, clearly favoring his placing capability towards Cruz. The Ecuador-born fighter received through a spectacular head kick in spherical 4, which immediately ended the bout.
When trying on the stats, it is clear to see that Dominick Cruz might be pleased with his efforts regardless of shedding to Vera. Nonetheless, the loss does imply that the American will seemingly have a protracted highway again to the belt if he’s aiming to get probably one final title shot.
What’s subsequent for Marlon Vera after beating Dominick Cruz?
After beating Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego final evening, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera made his future title intentions clear but in addition did not appear in an excessive amount of of a rush for his title shot.
Whereas chatting with Daniel Cormier throughout his post-fight octagon interview, ‘Chito’ acknowledged that he’ll at some point develop into a UFC champion and seemingly believes he is not too far-off from getting a title shot:
“I got here to this sport to be a world champion. I’ve the center, I’ve the work ethic, I now have the folks that can get me there.”
Marlon Vera went on to say that he believes the bantamweight with the most effective efficiency of their latest bouts, would be the fighter who will get the following title shot:
“No matter occurs in these fights, I consider it is all about efficiency, whoever has the most effective end, the flashiest one, will get a title shot. On the finish of the day, these we can’t management, so I am not tripping, I’ll maintain working, I’ll maintain kick asses and Ecuador, I am gonna be a world champion.”
Watch the total interview right here:
The bantamweight title is at present held by Aljamain Sterling, who will tackle TJ Dillashaw in his subsequent outing. It is clear that Vera could be eager to battle the winner of that bout, however is not too involved about having to attend.