Marlon Vera vs. Frankie Saenz Rescheduled for UFC Nashville on March 23

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 4, 2019


After a fight-week illness forced Marlon Vera out of a proposed clash with Frankie Saenz at UFC 235, the bantamweight bout has been rebooked for UFC Nashville.

The booking was confirmed on the ESPN.com event page. UFC Fight Night 148 takes place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on March 23 and is headlined by a welterweight tilt between Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis. The card will stream on ESPN+.

Vera enters the matchup on a two-fight winning streak after scoring finishes of Guido Cannetti and Wuliji Buren in his final two UFC appearances of 2018. The Ecuadorian fighter is 6-4 during his Octagon tenure.

Saenz has also won his last two bouts, earn a split verdict over Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night 123 before outpointing Enrique Briones at UFC Fight Night 129.

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