Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen fight preview

UFC on ESPN 43: Vera vs. Sandhagen is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera will take on Cory ” Sandhagen in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 43 card.

In this post, we will break down Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Marlon Vera is coming in with a 20-7-1 record. Vera will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz in August.

Sandhagen, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Song Yadong on August 13, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song and holds a 15-4-0 record.

Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen
5′ 8″
5′ 11″
135 lbs.
135 lbs.

Marlon Vera has an switch fighting stance with a 70 reach. The 32-year-old, Cory Sandhagen is an switch fighter with a 70 reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Marlon Vera:
→ Vera’s striking accuracy is .
→ Vera lands 4.28 significant strikes per minute.
→ Vera’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Vera’s takedown average is 0.68 per 15 minutes.
→ Vera’s takedown defense is .

Vera comes in with striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.28 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Sandhagen fires at accuracy, landing about 6.15 significant strikes per minute. Marlon Vera also has a takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.68 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Sandhagen’s 0.71 takedowns and takedown accuracy.

Cory Sandhagen:
→ Sandhagen’s striking accuracy is .
→ Sandhagen lands 6.15 significant strikes per minute.
→ Sandhagen’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Sandhagen’s takedown average is 0.71 per 15 minutes.
→ Sandhagen’s takedown defense is .

Cory spent on average minutes in the Octagon and Marlon has an average fight time of minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 43 is live in , who do you think will win, Marlon or Cory? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 43: Vera vs. Sandhagen
March 25, 2023
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen

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