Marlon Vera (21-7-1 MMA, 11-6 UFC) took a unanimous decision from Rob Font (19-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC), even though Font landed strikes at a crazy clip. Font landed more than 200 significant strikes, which was his third straight fight at more than 100. But Vera landed a bunch, as well, and he landed the far more punishing ones.
After 25 minutes, Font’s face was a swollen and bloody mess, and Vera’s looked like it barely had a scratch on it. Vera won with a pair of 49-46 scores and a 48-47.
But because Font missed weight Friday, not only did Vera get 20 percent of Font’s purse – he also got 100 percent of his share of the Fight of the Night bonus for $100,000 instead of the customary $50k.