Vera’s Vow: ‘This Defeat Fuels My Fire for the Belt’ – A Promise of Resurgence

"I'll come back stronger, belt will be mine"

“I Won’t Lie…” Marlon Vera Speaks Up

Marlon “Chito” Vera has vowed to make a strong comeback after his challenging title fight against Sean O’Malley at UFC 299. This was Vera’s inaugural title bout, and he was so severely beaten that he couldn’t address reporters post-fight. Instead, Vera was rushed to the hospital. Now, breaking his silence, he shares his thoughts on the grueling title fight.

Heartfelt Message to Fans

Through social media, Marlon Vera conveyed a heartfelt message to his followers, offering his viewpoint on the match. He specifically thanked his homeland, Ecuador, for their unwavering support, assuring them that this wouldn’t be his last appearance in high-stake matches.

Dream Night Turns Bitter

“I have dreamt of that night all my life, but ultimately, I fell short at the finish line,” Marlon Vera wrote on Instagram. He promised to return stronger, attributing his resilience to his family and team’s support. The affection from Ecuador was more palpable than ever. He concluded his message with a vow to one day claim the belt and expressed his gratitude towards Ecuador.

Vera Opens Up on Twitter

Additionally, Vera shared his feelings on Twitter, acknowledging the pain of not achieving his goal but highlighted the historic love and support from his country. He mentioned the motivation and ambitions he harbors to keep climbing, thanking Ecuador for their felt presence and promising a comeback.

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History Repeats Differently

Vera and O’Malley’s cage-sharing wasn’t a first; their 2020 encounter saw Vera clinching a victory through TKO after O’Malley suffered a leg injury. However, their rematch unfolded differently, with O’Malley, in his first title defense, dominating Vera over five rounds.

A Rocky Path

Having lost two of his last three fights, including a previous defeat to Cory Sandhagen and a victory over Pedro Munhoz in August, Vera was controversially granted a title shot. Critics had debated his eligibility for such an opportunity.



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