In the main event, top bantamweights Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz face off in a pivotal marquee battle. A surging title contender, “Chito” Vera has won three consecutive fights to rise into MMA Fighting’s No. 7 ranking at 135 pounds. Across the cage is Cruz, a two-time UFC bantamweight champion who’s rebounded from the first losing streak of his career to nab back-to-back decision wins over Casey Kenney and Pedro Munhoz. He currently sits at the No. 11 spot in MMA Fighting’s bantamweight rankings.
Check out UFC San Diego results below.
Main Card (ESPN, ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET)
Dominick Cruz vs. Marlon Vera
Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET)
Youssef Zalal vs. Da’mon Blackshear