Mixed martial arts: Marlon Vera defeats Rob Font at UFC Fight Night

Marlon Vera (left) took the cards 49-46, 49-46, 48-47. PHOTO: UFC/FACEBOOK

LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - Marlon Vera dropped Rob Font three times in their bantamweight bout, earning a convincing unanimous decision at the main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night on Saturday (April 30) in Las Vegas.

Vera (19-7-1) took the cards 49-46, 49-46, 48-47.

"I feel today, something my coach always says, 'My mind is catching up to my body'," Vera said. "It's been a long road, long journey. But hard work."

Font (19-6) landed more strikes than Vera, 273-167.

But it was Vera who knocked down Font in the second, third and fourth rounds.

Font was saved by the bell after a left hook from Vera in the second.

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