Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera Biography

Full Name Marlon Vera
Age 30 Years old.
Birth Name Marlon Vera
Birth Date 1992-12-02
Gender Male

Marlon Vera, aka Chito Vera, is an Ecuadorian MMA pro who is best known for his presence in the UFC's Bantamweight division. He earned his spot in the UFC through The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America debut season. He began training as an amateur in 2011 and debuted professionally in February 2012. He made his official debut against fellow castmate Marco Beltrán on November 15, 2014, at UFC 180. Notably, as of May 9, 2023, he holds the #6 position in the UFC's bantamweight rankings.

Marlon Vera's Personal Details.

Birth Nation Ecuador
Nationality Ecuadorian
Place Of Birth Chone
Ethnicity Ecuadorian-White
Reach 70.5 in
Religion Christian
Horoscope Sagittarius

Marlon Vera Family - Where is he from?

Marlon Vera was born on December 2, 1992, into a middle-class family in Chone, Ecuador. He grew up with an older sister and brother, holding Ecuadorian nationality. He belongs to Ecuadorian-White ethnic background. His father, Marlon Senior Vera, raised him. At the age of 16, after a turbulent youth marked by street fights, Vera began his journey in Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he moved to Guayaquil.

Marlon Vera's Family Details.

Father Marlon Senior Vera

Ecuadorian MMA Artist, Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera MMA Career & Records

  • Vera's journey began in 2011 as an amateur fighter, turning pro in February 2012. 
  • He built a record of 6–1–1 in regional Latin American promotions before his shot at The Ultimate Fighter in 2014.
  • Joining Team Werdum, he made his official UFC debut against Marco Beltrán in November 2014 but lost via unanimous decision. 
  • Over the years, Vera faced several opponents, including Roman Salazar, Davey Grant, Nina Guangyou, John Lineker, Douglas Silva de Andrade, Wuliji Buren, and Guido Cannetti. 
  • Notably, he secured a victory against Andre Ewell in October 2019 and a first-round TKO against Sean O'Malley in August 2020. 
  • In August 2022, he defeated Dominick Cruz with a knockout in the fourth round. 
  • While he was scheduled to face Cory Sandhagen in February 2023, the bout was moved to March, and Vera lost via split decision. 
  • His upcoming bout against Pedro Munhoz is set for August 19, 2023, after Henry Cejudo withdrew due to injury.
  • Marlon Vera's professional mixed martial arts record stands at 21 wins and 8 losses in 30 matches, with 8 wins by knockout, 8 wins by submission, and 5 wins by decision, along with 1 draw.

Marlon Vera Awards and Achievements

Mixed martial arts

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Roman Salazar, Brad Pickett, Andre Ewell, Frankie Edgar, and Dominick Cruz
  • Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Song Yadong, Davey Grant, and Rob Font 
  • Most finishes in UFC Bantamweight division history (10) 
  • Tied (Petr Yan & Montel Jackson) for most knockdowns in UFC Bantamweight division history (10)
  • Second most bouts in UFC Bantamweight division history (19) 
  • Most total fight time in UFC Bantamweight division history (3:59:51) 
  • Tied (T.J. Dillashaw) for second most wins in UFC Bantamweight division history (13) 
  • Tied (Rob Font & Sean O'Malley) for second-most knockouts in UFC Bantamweight division history (6) 
  • Most submission attempts in UFC Bantamweight division history (16) 


  • 2022 Most Improved Fighter of the Year 

Marlon Vera Wife & Children

Marlon Vera's Maritial Status.

Marital Status Married
Wife María Paulina Escobar
Children Ana Paula, Jose Ignacio, and Eliana Vera
Sexual Orientation Straight

Marlon Vera is married to his wife, María Paulina Escobar. they have three children: two daughters born in 2011 and 2018, and a son born in 2015. Their eldest daughter's name is Ana Paula while their middle child is a son, Jose Ignacio born in 2015. And their youngest child, Eliana Vera, was born in 2018. The family enjoys a peaceful and content life together. 

Marlon Vera with his wife and their kids

Marlon Vera Daughter's Condition

Marlon and Maria's eldest daughter, Ana, have Möbius syndrome, a rare neurological condition. To support her, Vera set up a GoFundMe account, and by June 2018, they had gathered enough donations for her surgery in California, which took place that summer. 

Marlon Vera Net Worth & Career Earnings

Marlon Vera's Networth & Salary.

Net Worth $4 Million
Source of Wealth MMA Career
Salary Over $500K

Marlon Vera, a skilled Mixed Martial Artist, boasts a net worth of approximately $4 million in 2023. His primary source of welath comes from his successful MMA career. His most lucrative fight was against Frankie Edgar, where he earned around $216,000. With estimated career earnings of $975,000, he ranks among the well-compensated UFC athletes, making a salary of over $500,000. 

Moreover, Vera has a merchandise line under the RVCA clothing collection, which he also represents while training at the RVCA gym. Furthermore, his sponsorship deals, facilitated by his management agency IRS, include notable brands like Manscaped, G Fuel, Quest Nutrition, Venum, and others. In 2017, he signed an advertisement deal with Pepsi through which his fans will see him on billboards all across his home country. These sponsorships and ads contribute to his income, enhancing his comfortable lifestyle, and leaving him content with his earnings.

Dominick Cruz Tattoos, Height & Weight

Marlon Vera's Body Measurements.

Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 62 KG
Hair Color Brownish
Eye Color Black

Dominick Cruz is a handsome MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter. He stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches with a well-maintained bodyweight of 62 KG. He has brownish hair color and black eyes, which make him look cool. He's really fit and has an athletic body. His arms can reach up to 70.5 in (179 cm) high, which is quite a stretch! Furthermore, he is a fan of tattoos and he has inked several detailed impressive tattoos on his body.