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Chito Vera

Mixed Martial Artist

Chito Vera
currently competes in the Bantamweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Source: Google

Chito Vera currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Bantamweight division. He is currently rated #5 in the UFC bantamweight rankings as of May 2, 2022.

Early life, Parents & Education

In Chon, Ecuador, Chito Vera was born Marlon Vera. His mother’s identity is unknown, but his father, Marlon Senior Vera, is a proud parent.

Unfortunately, Chito hasn’t revealed all that much about his private life. Anything pertaining to the whereabouts of his parents and his youth is kept a secret.

Similar to him, there is very no information available on his siblings. Apart from their names, there is no available about their personal life.

Vera began his training as a rookie in 2011 and made his professional debut in February 2012, but that is all we know about him.

He had amassed a 6-1-1 record while competing for regional titles in Latin America before applying for The Ultimate Fighter in 2014.

Professional Career

In May 2014, it came to light that Vera was a member of the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, competing for Team Werdum.

Vera initially defeated Enrique Briones by knockout in the quarterfinals of the competition.

Additionally, he was eliminated by Guido Cannetti after being forced to withdraw from a semi-final match due to a skin illness.

In May 2014, it came to light that Vera was a member of the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, competing for Team Werdum.

Vera initially defeated Enrique Briones by knockout in the quarterfinals of the competition.

Additionally, he was eliminated by Guido Cannetti after being forced to withdraw from a semi-final match due to a skin illness.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On November 15, 2014, at UFC 180, Chito made his real debut against fellow cast member Marco Beltrán. He made one decision that cost him the fight.

Later, on August 8, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 73, he fought Roman Salazar. In the second round, he maintained composure to win the bout.

He also received a tip for Performance of the Night. Additionally, on February 27, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 84, Chito fought Davey Grant. However, he was defeated by a unanimous decision.

On November 15, 2014, at UFC 180, Chito made his real debut against fellow cast member Marco Beltrán. He made one decision that cost him the fight.

Later, on August 8, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 73, he fought Roman Salazar. In the second round, he maintained composure to win the bout.

He also received a tip for Performance of the Night. Additionally, on February 27, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 84, Chito fought Davey Grant. However, he was defeated by a unanimous decision.

 

More Victories to Come

The bout was rescheduled and is expected to happen at UFC on Fox 21 the following week.

The match was then postponed once more as a result of Guangyou’s alleged visa complications, which hampered the scheduling of his travel.

Finally, the matchup occurred at featherweight on November 27, 2016, during UFC Fight Night 101. Chito received a unanimous decision victory.

Vera was also abruptly chosen as a last-minute replacement to take on Jimmie Rivera on January 15, 2017. However, Rivera declined the fight, so the two were disqualified.

He served as Henry Briones’ damage or injury replacement to take on Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 107 on March 18, 2017.

UFC

On October 28, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 119, Chito faced John Lineker. He was defeated by a single decision.

Additionally, on February 3, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 125, Vera took down Douglas Silva de Andrade. But he was defeated by the popular vote.

In a similar manner, Chito and Wuliji Buren squared off on August 8 at UFC 227. The next move he made was to TKO the fight.

At UFC Fight Night 140 on November 17, 2018, Vera defeated Guido Cannetti. He won the fight by submitting with a rear-naked choke in round two.

In addition, Vera was scheduled to compete against Thomas Almeida at UFC 235 on March 2, 2019. Almeida, however, withdrew from the fight on January 31 and Frankie Saenz took his place, citing an injury.

On February 27, Vera withdrew from the bout due to illness, and the contest was over.

But UFC Fight Night 148 was chosen as the new date for the contest. Vera won the first round by special knockout.

Additionally, Vera was scheduled to compete at UFC 239 on July 6, 2019, against Sean O’Malley. O’Malley claimed he will end the fight on June 21, 2019, as a result of a failed ostarine test.

So Nohelin Hernandez, a newbie, took O’Malley’s position. Using a rear-naked choke in the round, Chito prevailed.

 Achievements

Chito has accomplished wonderful things and received numerous honors. He beat Roman Salazar, Brad Pickett, and Andre Ewell three times in a row for the Night’s performance. When Vera faced off against Song Yadong, he was also given the Fight of the Night award.

Additionally, he shared the record for the most knockout victories in the UFC Bantamweight category eight times with T.J. Dillashaw.

Criticisms

Even though the term “robbery” is frequently misused and is sometimes tinged with bias, there are few things that MMA fans find more upsetting than a fight being inserted incorrectly.

UFC on ESPN 8 featured a trio of questionable fights, similar to UFC 249, the show that took place a week earlier, and the commotion around them was so swift and loud that we looked at all three of them.

Let’s now examine the match between Song Yadong and Marlon Vera, which undoubtedly generated the most criticism from the MMA community. Just fewer of the following are the answers:

Few of these responses were encouraging, while the majority were critical of Vera. People believed Vera had been robbed.

“I was deeming it was maybe a split choice, but when I heard it was a common choice, I felt good, but I didn’t do well in this game.

I feel like I acquired a lot from this game; when I have the turn, I will critique this fight and get more practice for when I come aft.”

Net Worth

Marlon Vera’s net worth has been calculated in a variety of ways because it is difficult to predict his spending habits.

Numerous top competitors also receive pay-per-view cuts, support funds, and other “locker room” or exclusive optional extras the UFC frequently pays, which are not disclosed to the general public.

Marlon Vera’s fight purse, however, is thought to be $65,000. After winning the game against (Wuliji Buren) at UFC 227), he had more money in his wallet for the UFC fight.

According to the claims, Vera received $68,000 for defeating Buren in the subsequent bout, which included $32,000 for appearance fees, $32,000 for prize money, and a $4,000 sponsorship incentive payment.

He earned $65,000 more for each fight in 2020, and he will earn $70,000 more if he defeats O’Malley at UFC 252.

Personal life, Wife & Family Problems

Chito Vera and Mara Paulina Escobar have a happy marriage. They are parents to José Ignacio, a son, and two daughters, Ana Paula and Eliana Vera.

 

The Vera family had a lot of hardship. Ana Paula, their oldest child, suffers from the rare neurological condition Mobius diagnosis, for which Vera set up a GoFundMe page.

In one of the interviews in 2018, Vera stated,

“It’s something I aspired to do so that people can fuse, and so I can figure with the help of the people that support or follow me; the people who know my story know that I want to fight for my family and that I fight to complete my elder daughter’s surgery.”

In June 2018, Vera acquired sufficient funds for that procedure and carried it out successfully in California.

Since Ana Paula’s extraordinary neurological ailment prevents her from having any facial emotion, Vera could still see Ana Paula grin nearly two years later while watching The Ultimate Fighter Latin America.

By sharing Vera’s GoFundMe page online, well-known UFC fighters like Fabricio Werdum, Carlos Condit, Derek Brunson, and Bec Rawlings also contributed to his cause.

Age, Height, and Body Measurements

Chito Vera, a gifted boxer, was born in 1992, making him 29 years old as of right now.

Chito also has a birthday on the second of December every year, falling under the sign of Sagittarius.

He follows a healthy diet and works out frequently to stay active and fit. Chito also has an incredible height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m) and a weight of roughly 61.23 kg (135 lbs).

His short brown hair and pair of black eyes are a couple of his other prominent physical characteristics. Not to mention that Vera is of mixed heritage and is an Ecuadorian by nationality.

Social Media Presence:

Instagram: 496k followers

Twitter: 171.4k followers

Facebook: 590k followers

FAQ’s

What’s the present state of Vera’s daughter?

Right now, Vera’s daughter is fine and healthy. Her health has greatly improved since her surgery. She is a lovely child who is developing.

Who manages Chito Vera?

Chito Vera’s manager is Jason House. Jason is also the founder and CEO of the Iridium Sports Agency, which represents a number of MMA athletes at the moment.

What is the fighting resume of Chito Vera?

Chito Vera has a 17-17-7-1 record in professional fights, with 1 draw.

Quick Facts:

Full name Marlon Vera
Known As Chito Vera
Nick Name Chito
Birthdate December 2, 1992
Birthplace Chon, Ecuador
Religion Not Available
Nationality Ecuadorian
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s name Marlon Senior Vera
Mother’s name Not Available
Siblings Not Available
Ethnicity Mixed
Age 29 years old
Height 1.73 m (5 ft and 8 inches)
Weight 135 lbs. (61.23 kg)
Reach 73 inches (173 cm)
Eye color Black
Hair Color Brownish
Marital Status Married to Maria Paulina Escobar
Relationship Status Married
Children 2 daughters; Anna Paula and Eliana
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Current division in MMA Flyweight
Fighting out of Irvine, California
Style Striker
Affiliation   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Debut Fight in UFC Amateur debut in 2012
Former Affiliation Not Available
Teams Team Oyama
Net worth $4 million
Career Earnings $1,419,000
Social Media Handles InstagramTwitterFacebook

 

 

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Written by Jami Thompson

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