Marlon Vera stepped up to fight Brad Pickett on short notice after Pickett’s first opponent Henry Briones withdrew from the scheduled bout. This was Brad Pickett’s last fight in front of his hometown of London but unfortunately for him he was not able to get the fairy tale ending he wanted.
Marlon Vera stopped Brad Pickett in the third round and came away with the TKO victory. In his post fight interview with the media, Vera said he was grateful for the opportunity, and with Vera now being on a two fight win streak for the first time in the UFC, he can’t wait for his next step.
“This is a new beginning, a new me,” he said.