Battle of the stars UFC San Antonio It’s a clash of styles and strengths, but the contestants have something in common: striking.

Marlon Chito faith has its basis in brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), is also his strength wrestlingand is currently classified as a attacker clean, because in his last fights he fought above, not on the floor.

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In almost a decade of career in the UFC octagon, he has faced all kinds of opponents, but he has reached his highest level from 2021 to date with victories over Davey Grant, Frankie Edgar, Rob Font and former bantamweight champion Dominic Cruz.

What awaits Chito Vera if he beats Cory Sandhagen at the UFC San Antonio show

At UFC San Antonio, he will have his third event as a star and will face off Cory Sandhagenwhich finds its best version with striking.

The sand man before it was kickboxer professional. started training kick boxing at the age of 17 and then mixed martial arts (MMA, in English).

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He appeared in the UFC Octagon in 2018 and quickly caught the attention of the s-weight division five back-to-back wins, with names like John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao on the casualty list. He also defeated Frankie Edgar and Marlon Moraes by knockout and although he had a tough two-fight losing streak against TJ Dillashaw and Peter Yan, he defeated Song Yadong by TKO in 2022.

Yes good Chito Vera has more fights in the promotion than her current rival, Sandhagen was given the opportunity to fight for the interim title.

faith (20-7-1) aims to put together another stellar performance in his third straight main event. A versatile finish. The South American now hopes to secure a title shot by becoming the first fighter to knock out Sandhagen (15-4).

For his part, the former interim bantamweight title challenger is no stranger to outstanding performances. Since joining the UFC roster he has had incredible knockout victories; but, also, he got lessons like the one Aljamain Sterling gave him when he didn’t even have time to reach the middle of the first lap and ended it by submitting.

Sandhagen now tries to stop Vera’s momentum and get a shot at the belt. He was never knocked out and ended up with seven opponents this way.

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qualities of Chito faith

The UFC’s Spanish publication says Marlon Vera’s game revolves around his striking.

“Prioritize can above the volume and doesn’t rush or usually fall into ‘calls to chaos’, his intensity usually goes from low to high, while his typical beat muay thai wears him down and sets the stage for a knockout. Once he gets his bearings, usually after halfway through the fight, the Ecuadorian is deadly.”

Chito kicks with both feet with technique and ferocity. One of his favorite kicks is a front kick to the body, usually with the right foot forward, in a standing southpaw stance. The sole of the foot hits around the navel in a debilitating blow, robbing air and mobility. After finding distance and controlling the rhythm of the fight, he brings out an inexorable weapon: kick in the lead, or a frontal right, like the one who knocked out Frankie Edgar, or a roundhouse, like the one who knocked out Dominick Cruz.”

to wear Chito to the ground or falling with it solves the fear of high kicks, but exposes a new danger: black belt grips from bye who attacks from all positions, from rear chokes like Nohelin Hernández to arm grabs that offer no escape, like Brian Kelleher”. Notes to Consider Cory Sandhagen.

Cory Sandhagen quality

Sandhagen was never knocked out and ended up with seven opponents this way. He is a very good fighter quickly and resilient, qualities it shares Chito faith. This fight looks spectacular from any angle, as both sides tend to play it all to win. In addition, the implications at the top of 135 pounds will be the additional ingredient that makes it unavoidable.

Cory “moves a little more, feints, moves left and right, punches one way and then the other, kicks one way and the other… I think these are the differences”, points out Carlos Vera, the Ecuadorian with whom he trains The sand man at the Fifty50 Martial Arts gym.

Bantam from Manta recalls that in the last fight of Chito Vera vs. Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego, it took Chone time to decipher his opponent’s constant footwork and shoulder feints, a style typical of boxing.

“It’s just that Dominick doesn’t have the strength that Cory has with his arms or legs, Dominick moves and fights very well; he enters wrestling with that move, but not to say he’s going to knock someone out. That’s the difference. I think Cory’s movement will be a bit of a problem Chito(because) Cory also does this with fights: the guy doesn’t fall, he improves with each one lap; You can see him with TJ Dillashaw and Peter Yan, he may have lost but he never gave up. Cory is very intense with the fight,” he analyzed.

“Obviously there are opportunities for both of them, but I think technique to technique, Cory wins. I’m very excited because, whatever Chito He is strong, he is horny and he is not giving up either, he has a chance. But If it’s math, style vs. style, I think Cory wins.”estimated stay.