Marlon Vera submits Nohelin Hernandez in somewhat of a comeback.
The two fighters met in a bantamweight bout at the UFC 239 event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the third round, Vera set up the finish with a nice knee strike to the jaw that dropped him that led to him getting full mount and rained down strikes. Hernadez gave up his back and allowed Vera to lock in the rear-naked choke for the win.
This finishing sequence came after Vera had struggled with some adversity in the second round. Despite this, he pushed through and managed to pick up a memorable win.
Originally, Vera was supposed to fight Sean O’Malley at this event but the rising prospect was pulled from the fight on short-notice due to traces of Ostarine being shown in a drug test.
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