Originally set to headline UFC Vegas 69, Cory Sandhagen vs. Marlon Vera has been rescheduled to front a March 25 UFC event.
UFC President Dana White confirmed a report from SI.com about the rebooking of the fight, which takes place at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
It is not clear at this time what the headliner will be for UFC Vegas 69,, which takes place February 18 in Las Vegas. A flyweight fight between one-time title challenger Taila Santos and Erin Blanchfield is currently the only bout reported for the main card.
Both Sandhagen and Vera aim to be in title contention for Aljamain Sterling’s bantamweight championship belt. Sandhagen sees this as an opportunity to revenge his first defeat in the octagon, which was a loss by Sterling in round one. Since then, Sandhagen has gone 3-2 in the UFC with setbacks against ex-champs T.J. Dillashaw and Petr Yan and a recent win over Song Yadong.
Vera won his fourth straight title, knocking out Dominick Cruz as the ex-champ to record his largest win.
The following Bouts have been confirmed to fight for the March 25 Fight Night Card:
- Cory Sandhagen vs. Marlon Vera
- Holly Holm vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- Maycee Barber vs. Andrea Lee
- Alex Caceres vs. Nate Landwehr
- Chidi Njokuani vs. Albert Duraev