Completed MMA Bout

Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera

Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight · 205 lbs | MMA

Brandon Vera defeats Eliot Marshall via 3 Round Decision

Brandon "The Truth" Vera
Eliot "The Fire" Marshall

Round 3

Brandon Vera Eliot Marshall

"The Truth" "The Fire"

11-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-3-0
Climbed to 12-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-4
-440 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +325 (Moderate Underdog)
United States   Nationality   United States
San Diego, California   Fighting out of   Boulder, Colorado
34 years, 2 weeks, 5 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 1 day
205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
6'3" (190cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
Alliance MMA   Gym  
UFC 137
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
  • Date: Saturday 10.29.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Kim Winslow
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Marshall Total Disclosed Pay: $15,000
  • Vera Total Disclosed Pay: $120,000
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Marshall vs. Vera Wiki Update Wiki

The fourth bout of UFC 137 featured Brandon "The Truth" Vera taking on Eliot "The Fire" Marshall in a light heavyweight matchup.

Vera landed a good combination ending with a kick to the body. Marshall circled away defensively as Vera seemed to be sizing him up and landed a big kick to the body. Eliot let go of his hold in the clinch and the pair went back to striking in the open cage. Marshall landed a big right hand that wobbled Vera in a change of momentum, and this time it was Vera initiating the clinch defensively. The pair broke free and Vera landed a pair of low kicks.

A wild scramble to begin the second round and Vera looked for big shots and Marshall tried to clinch and work for a takedown. Vera successfully swept Marshall to the ground and landed a handful of good punches from top position. Marshall climbed back to his feet but was still pressed against the fence. Referee Kim Winslow broke the fighters apart with 15 seconds left in the round, not enough time for any other meaningful action.

Marshall landed a jab early in third and then blasted Vera with a big punch that had him hurt badly. Marshall rushed in as Vera fell to his back and defensively grabbed a single leg. Up standing Vera still looked wobbly. Marshall failed to capitalize as Vera clinched up and recovered against the fence. Breaking free, Marshall landed a takedown and took Vera's back, working for a rear naked choke. Marshall transitioned to an armbar and had Vera in deep trouble. Vera showed good composure in escaping, taking top position, and unloading with a few good punches. As the bell sounded, Vera looked down at his arm which may have been damaged during the armbar attempt.

The judges scored the bout 29-28 unanimously in favor of the winner, Brandon "The Truth" Vera.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:38 PM ET
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Marshall vs. Vera Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

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1 day, 20 hours, and 55 minutes
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1 day and 30 minutes
Okay tomorrow after weigh ins ima need to eat some rice. Either Korean BBQ or a Filipino joint here in Vegas. Any...
1 day, 19 hours, and 24 minutes
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Im watching at a tournament and DJ just pulled a Phil Davis and pulled off a 1 arm behind the back Kimura!!!
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