Henry Cejudo ‘Not Impressed’ by Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera’s Win Over Dominick Cruz; ‘I Knocked Him Out Too’

Henry CejudoFormer two-division UFC world champion Henry Cejudo was far from impressed by ‘Chito’ Vera’s performance at UFC San Diego against ‘The Dominator.’ On Saturday night, Marlon Vera, better known by MMA fans as ‘Chito,’ scored a spectacular fourth-round knockout over two-time world champion Dominick Cruz, delivering a picture-perfect head kick that immediately flatlined the bantamweight […]

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Former two-division UFC world champion Henry Cejudo was far from impressed by ‘Chito’ Vera’s performance at UFC San Diego against ‘The Dominator.’

On Saturday night, Marlon Vera, better known by MMA fans as ‘Chito,’ scored a spectacular fourth-round knockout over two-time world champion Dominick Cruz, delivering a picture-perfect head kick that immediately flatlined the bantamweight icon. It was a statement victory for Vera who is quickly working his way towards the top of a stacked division.

While fans were mesmerized by the highlight reel knockout, not everyone watching was impressed. Taking to Twitter, Henry Cejudo shared his displeasure with Vera’s performance saying the Ecuadorian fighter could have finished Cruz multiple times and opted not to.

“[Dominick] was easily winning that fight(4-0) he leans the head too heavy and it’s the same way I knocked him out too. Chito won but I’m not impressed by his performance. Going back too much and getting point fought the whole fight. Chito could have finished him a couple times and didn’t.”

‘Triple C’ officially retired from mixed martial arts following his own second-round knockout victory over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. Cejudo has since announced his intentions to return to the Octagon and reportedly re-entered the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) testing pool in anticipation of a highly anticipated comeback.

For ‘Chito’ Vera, the win over Cruz was his fourth straight and likely his highest profile victory. Previously, Vera earned victories over Davey Grant, Frankie Edgar, and Rob Font. Going into the bout, Vera was the No. 5 ranked bantamweight contender while Cruz sat in the No. 8 position. It remains to be seen if Vera’s win on Saturday night moves him up the list, but with four-straight victories, Vera could very well be in line for a title opportunity in the near future.

Henry Cejudo Gave ‘Chito’ Vera Advice Ahead of His Fight With Sean O’Malley

One of Marlon Vera’s biggest wins came against fan favorite Sean O’Malley at UFC 252. While O’Malley refuses to acknowledge the loss, the rest of the world saw Vera change the channel on ‘The Sugar Show.’ Henry Cejudo revealed back in 2020 that he connected with Vera and gave advice ahead of the bantamweight showdown.

“Right before he fought Sean O’Malley, I sent him a message, we aren’t even friends, but we have a lot of friends in common. I’m like listen man, the way to beat this dude is to make him fight his b-side,” Henry Cejudo said while speaking to Mike Swick. “Put him in the clinch, put him against the cage. And because of his stance because he is heavy with his left leg forward.

“I said smoke the hands and take out the f*****g kicks. Smoke the hands and just fasten that calf kick, because it’s been taking everybody out. It happened to me with Demetrious which is why I went from the karate stance to a little more neutral because people were catching on to it a little too much. We chatted.”

Cruz Explains What Will Make The Difference In Yan/O’Malley

Dominick Cruz has shared his thoughts on the upcoming bout between Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley. Many people think that Dominick Cruz is the greatest UFC bantamweight of all time. As the first-ever champion in the division, he defended his title a …

Dominick Cruz has shared his thoughts on the upcoming bout between Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley. Many people think that Dominick Cruz is the greatest UFC bantamweight of all time. As the first-ever champion in the division, he defended his title a total of three times in his career, but a string of injuries has…

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Sterling: Cejudo “Punked” O’Malley At UFC 276

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling has given his take on the backstage interaction between Sean O’Malley and Henry Cejudo at UFC 276. While he’s since claimed the result as a victory and is now looking ahead to a blockbuster showdo…

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling has given his take on the backstage interaction between Sean O’Malley and Henry Cejudo at UFC 276. While he’s since claimed the result as a victory and is now looking ahead to a blockbuster showdown with #1-ranked contender Petr Yan at UFC 280, O’Malley’s International Fight Week appearance certainly didn’t…

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O’Malley Explains Why Munhoz Rematch Wasn’t An Option

UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley has explained why a rematch with previous opponent Pedro Munhoz was never on the table. Following a disappointing outcome at UFC 276, where an unintentional eye poke from O’Malley resulted in a no co…

UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley has explained why a rematch with previous opponent Pedro Munhoz was never on the table. Following a disappointing outcome at UFC 276, where an unintentional eye poke from O’Malley resulted in a no contest being called in his fight versus Munhoz, “Sugar” hasn’t slowed down in his pursuit of greatness…

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O’Malley Expects Narrative To Switch To “I Will Fight Anyone”

Following the announcement of his next fight, rising UFC bantamweight star Sean O’Malley is expecting a certain narrative to flip. In a week that was full of exciting announcement regarding October 22’s UFC 280 pay-per-view, including the c…

Following the announcement of his next fight, rising UFC bantamweight star Sean O’Malley is expecting a certain narrative to flip. In a week that was full of exciting announcement regarding October 22’s UFC 280 pay-per-view, including the confirmation of Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev’s vacant-title fight, one explosive collision in the bantamweight division turned heads….

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Jamahal Hill Tells O’Malley Why He’s The More Successful Fighter

Some may believe that the best fighter to come from Dana White’s Contender Series is Sean O’Malley, but Jamahal Hill has something to say about that. Since its inception in 2017, Dana White’s Contender Series has delivered six seasons…

Some may believe that the best fighter to come from Dana White’s Contender Series is Sean O’Malley, but Jamahal Hill has something to say about that. Since its inception in 2017, Dana White’s Contender Series has delivered six seasons of weekly action, becoming one of the best routes for up-and-coming fighters to get into the…

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