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Marlon Vera calls out Petr Yan for November showdown, Yan responds

Marlon Vera hopes to lastly lock horns with Petr Yan on the finish of the yr.

Vera (21-9-1 MMA, 15-8 UFC) is coming off a one-sided loss to bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley at UFC 299 in March. On the identical night time, Yan snapped his three-fight shedding skid by outlasting Tune Yadong.

“Chito” is concentrating on former champion Yan (17-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) subsequent – a combat he sees serving to him regain his title contender standing.

“In an ideal world, I need to combat November, Madison Sq. Backyard, and I wish to combat Petr Yan,” Vera stated in an interview with Cameron Hanes. “I feel that’s a no brainer for the followers, for the UFC, and proper there you’ve got a former champ towards a title challenger. The winner can sit proper there ready for the title shot. It’s a combat that we are going to combat our asses off as a result of this can be a massive one. There’s quite a bit at stake.”

Based on Vera, Yan declined to combat him twice previously.

“He declined earlier than,” Vera stated. “We noticed one another at my final combat as a result of he fought too, and he’s like, ‘Hey, I would like you subsequent.’ I stated, ‘What you speaking about, you declined twice. Don’t be appearing robust proper now.’ He’s like, ‘No, it wasn’t an excellent time for me.’”

Yan responded, sending Vera a stern warning.

Let’s be sincere, if we had fought earlier, you’d by no means have made it to the title combat. Every part has its time, and the time on your whooping is coming quickly @chitoveraUFC 🔜🔜.”

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