Marlon Vera vs. Andre Ewell Booked for UFC Tampa

By Cole Shelton Sep 6, 2019

A fun bantamweight battle between Marlon Vera and Andre Ewell has been booked for UFC Tampa.

The news was first reported by MMAJunkie on Wednesday. UFC Fight Night 161 takes place on Oct. 12 at the Amalie Center in Tampa, Florida.

Vera (14-5-1) last fought back at UFC 239 when he submitted Nohelin Hernandez in the second round. Originally, he was set to take on Sean O'Malley before USADA issues scrapped that bout. "Chito" is riding a four-fight winning streak, including a first-round TKO win over Frankie Saenz.

Ewell (15-5), meanwhile, got back into the win column last time out when he beat Anderson dos Santos by decision. Before that, he lost by submission to Nathaniel Wood. "Mr. Highlight" is currently 2-1 inside the Octagon, with his other victory coming by split verdict over former bantamweight king Renan Barao.

UFC Fight Night 161 goes down on Oct. 12, where it will be headlined by a strawweight tilt between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson.

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