Chito Vera’s Rise in Popularity
Chito Vera’s popularity has grown rapidly in the past few months. His spectacular front kick KO over UFC legend Frankie Edgar shot his name into potential title contention. With consecutive main event wins in 2022, there seems to be no slowing down for the Ecuadorian.
After an impressive performance against Rob Font earlier this year, the momentum continued for Chito heading into UFC fight night in San Diego. Here, he took on bantamweight legend Dominick Cruz. Chito, again, is coming away with a huge head-kick KO. Having cemented himself in the top 5 135lbs division, Chito has made clear of his sights. He wishes to be next in line for a title shot after TJ Dillashaw takes on current champ Aljamain Sterling at UFC 280.
Chito Says He Will Fight Henry Cejudo
Chito said the following: “I think a title shot’s gonna come my way”. “I think I’m doing the things that the UFC wanna see. I put Dana on his feet, and they like these kinds of performances. They don’t want you to f*ck around. They want you to put them out. I think I’m next in line.” This aspiration appears to be just one goal in his mind, with the return of former bantamweight champ Henry ‘Triple C’ Cejudo on the horizon.
In a recent interview, Chito was asked about a potential matchup between him and Cejudo. Chito suggested that he would “kick Cejudo’s a**” if he was ever to return to the octagon. He went on to say, “I’d take that fight. He’s a former champion. Yeah, somebody that had the belt before would put a cherry on my résumé”.
After a two-year retirement, Cejudo has re-entered the USADA testing pool. Even calling out UFC rising star Sean O’ Malley after his fight against Pedro Munhoz earlier this year. Whatever is next for the former champ, it’s clear to see he has many options in the stacked bantamweight division.