According to multiple reports, UFC 255 is getting a really good bantamweight contest for it’s main card. First reported by Combate, Jose Aldo (28-7) will be returning after his loss to Petr Yan and he will be taking on the rising Marlon “Chito” Vera (16-6-1).
It’s crazy to think that given his lengthy history in the sport, the former UFC featherweight champion (Aldo) is still only 34 years old. There is still plenty of fight left in the former champion and he’s shown in his last couple of fights that he can still hang with the best.
His record shows that he’s 0-2 in the UFC‘s bantamweight division. However, many people believe that he won his first contest against Marlon Moraes. Following that loss, he actually got a title shot at UFC 251.
Aldo looked really good in the early rounds. However, Yan really started to settle in in the middle rounds before finishing Aldo in the fifth. Despite getting finished, Aldo to me showed that he’s still one of the best.
UFC Rise for Chito Vera
This is a massive opportunity for Chito Vera. The second straight big opportunity that the UFC has given Vera. We last saw Chito at UFC 252 when he took on the top prospect, Sean O’Malley. Vera got the biggest win of his career that night.
After getting hit with some clean leg kicks early, Vera was able to land a calf kick that seemingly caused O’Malley’s foot to go to sleep. O’Malley rolled his ankle a few times and Vera capitalized to get the TKO victory at UFC 252.
With that many eyes watching, Vera was able to deliver. Now, he will get a bigger opportunity against the former UFC champion. This will be a really good test for both of these fighters, and I can see a path to victory for both men. A tremendous bantamweight contest for the PPV main card.