UFC San Diego in Tweets: Pros react to Marlon Vera’s wicked KO of Dominick Cruz in main event


Marlon Vera joined an illustrious list at UFC San Diego.

Chito defeated Dominick Cruz bantamweight champion and joined Cody Garbrandt (Henry Cejudo) and Urijah Fber in becoming the last fighter to defeat Cruz. In the fourth round, he knocked out Cruz with a vicious head kick to his face.

Vera entered Saturday’s main show as No. 7 bantamweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings. He has now won four straight fights and seems poised to challenge for UFC gold in the near future.

Many of Vera’s peers agreed, with UFC Middleweight Julian Marquez writing, “The head kick which’s taking him up to the top of contender spot!” Other fighters chime in to express their gratitude for Vera’s knockout blow, and to show appreciation for the pair.

See the best reactions below and also check out what fighters had to say about the other main card fights, including a pair of thrilling three-round contests.

Marlon Vera stops Dominick Cruz

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