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UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera live results and discussion

Rob Font and Marlon Vera face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on April 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rob Font and Marlon Vera face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on April 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Join us here at Bloody Elbow for live results and discussion as UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera goes down from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The main event for this fight night is a catchweight fight between bantamweight contenders Rob Font and Marlon Vera. Why is this a catchweight? Well Font missed weight for the first time in his career, so he’s been docked 20% of his purse and is ineligible to win a post-fight bonus. Co-main event action sees former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski against former middleweight Jake Collier.

This will be an ESPN and ESPN+ show and will start earlier than normal. The five-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 4pm ET/1pm PT on ESPN2 and ESPN+. The six-fight main card then kicks off at 7pm ET/4pm PT on ESPN and ESPN+.

Main Card (7 PM ET, ESPN/ESPN+)

Marlon Vera def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Andrei Arlovski def. Jake Collier via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Joanderson Brito def. Andre Fili via TKO (punches) at :41 of Round 1

Grant Dawson def. Jared Gordon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of Round 3

Darren Elkins def. Tristan Connelly via unanimous decision (30-27x3)

Krzysztof Jotko def. Gerald Meerschaert via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Preliminary Card (4 PM ET, ESPN2/ESPN+)

Alexandr Romanov def. Chase Sherman via submission (Americana) at 2:11 of Round 1

Francisco Figueiredo def. Daniel Da Silva via submission (kneebar) at 1:18 of Round 1

Gabriel Green def. Yohan Lainesse via TKO (strikes) at 4:02 of Round 2

Natan Levy def. Mike Breeden via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Shanna Young def. Gina Mazany via TKO (strikes) at 3:11 of Round 2