Chito Vera isn’t concerned with opponent Jose Aldo’s legend standing forward of fightHowever, we pick the Brazilian to win via a decision
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera gets a large opportunity against former Featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC Fight Evening Las Vegas 17. Aldo, ranked 7th within the division, fought for the title again in July towards the champion Petr Yan.
Thought of by many as the greatest Featherweight of his era, Aldo determined to leap down a division after the loss to Alexander Volkanovski. Aldo lost his first fight within the Bantamweight division to a split decision against Marlon Moraes.
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The fact that a lot of fans and the UFC prime brass felt that the 34-year-old gained the fight earned him a shot on the bantamweight title. The former champion gave a terrific account of himself, particularly within the first two rounds before eventually losing to Yan within the fourth.
Vera, however, gathered a ton of momentum after beating Sean O’Malley in his final fight. Nevertheless, Vera has been a force in the division a lot before that with a 6-fight win streak.
The Ecuador native was unlucky to lose to Song Yadong in a close fight. However, the southpaw has all the talents to upset the Brazilian.
Vera’s stronger stance is southpaw, however he switches typically throughout a fight. The 28-year-old has vicious calf kicks from each stances, typically deterring the motion of his opponent (like he did with O’Malley).
Vera fights with a lot of stress and has a really competent floor recreation. Marlon would not thoughts getting taken down due his triangle and arm-bar assaults.
The 28-year-old sounded assured forward of the fight:
Regardless of the three-fight win streak, Aldo would not appear to be on the wane in any respect. The Brazilian phenom’s boxing appeared on level towards a difficult buyer like Yan.
Aldo’s rear leg physique kicks and body shots can be a fear for Vera, particularly if he decides to face southpaw. The three-round fight fits the 34-year-old as a result of nature of his weight minimize down to 135 lbs.
I’m not feeling any stress as a result of I at all times fight with nice fighters, I simply maintain coaching arduous and getting ready for my new opponent. That’s it. I’m not feeling any stress. What retains me motivated is the victory. I’m coaching arduous as a result of I need to be a champion in my new division. That’s my motivator each day.”Despite the 4th round finish against Yan, Aldo does stay very durable. The former champion can be nice in checking low-kicks, which is one in all Vera’s finest weapons.
"I'm going to come strong with you, and I'm going to anything in my power to hurt you."@ChitoVeraUFC isn't concerned with opponent Jose Aldo's legend status, he just concerned with winning Saturday at #UFCVegas17
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Vera himself is on nice kind but might be in over his head with Aldo. Still in some way simply 34, the Brazilian is able to turning on the heat when wanted and we anticipate him to win the fight via a decision.