Chito Vera became infamous when he delivered a huge blow to Sean O’Malley’s ego all thanks to some very well placed calf kicks. Those calf kicks were just icing on the cake too with Vera following up O’Malley confusion with a nice technical knock out.
But yesterday Vera earned his place on yet another highlight reel. Marlon, who trains at RVCA, with Jason Parillo delivered a spectacular kick KO on his opponent Frankie Edgar. While Edgar’s career isn’t really going great – he’s all but certain pick for the UFC hall of Fame.
Marlon Vera paying homage to Anderson Silva, what a front kick! #UFC268 pic.twitter.com/m7S4q10ova
— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) November 7, 2021
Front kick to the face! ?
Marlon Vera caught Frankie Edgar clean under the chin. Brutal!#UFC268 pic.twitter.com/F051c2qUrc
— Minutemen Sports (@MinutemenSports) November 7, 2021
Wow! Marlon Vera with that front kick finish! ???
Shades of Silva/Belfort and Machida/Couture! ? #UFC268 pic.twitter.com/9gm2GHWr26
— Submission Radio (@SubmissionRadio) November 7, 2021
Final result? Vera (20-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC) vs Edgar (24-10-1 MMA, 18-10-1 UFC) via left front kick up the middle for the knockout at the 3:50 mark of Round 3.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.