The opening fight of UFC 268’s fight card is going to feature the fight between the former UFC Lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar facing the number 13th ranked UFC Bantamweight fighter, Marlon Vera. Here is the UFC 268 Frankie Edgar vs Marlon Vera Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC 268: Frankie Edgar vs Marlon Vera Fight Preview
Frankie Edgar is a UFC veteran who is one of the most popular fighters in the promotion. Edgar is a former UFC Lightweight champion who made his debut against Tyson Griffin on UFC 67. He faced BJ Penn on UFC 112 and defeated him via unanimous decision to win the UFC Lightweight title.
Edgar then defeated his title three times before finally losing it to Benson Henderson on UFC 144. He also faced Jose Aldo for the interim Featherweight championship at UFC 200 but faced a unanimous decision loss in that fight as well.
Not only this Frankie Edgar faced Max Holloway at UFC 240 in a fight for the UFC Featherweight championship and faced a loss in that one as well. But the veteran of the sport didn’t stop here, he made his Bantamweight debut against Pedro Munhoz at UFC on ESPN: Edgar vs Munhoz and won that fight by unanimous decision of the judges.
Edgar also won the fight of the night bonus for his performance against Munhoz and he is coming into this fight at UFC 268 with a loss against Cory Sandhagen in his last fight. The veteran is looking for one more title run in the Bantamweight division and a win in this fight can be clinical for him.
Marlon Vera on the other hand is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC Bantamweight division. He made his UFC debut against Marco Beltran on UFC 180. Vera had a bumpy start to his UFC career but he secured wins against some of the big names in the division such as Sean O Malley, Brian Kelleher, Brad Pickett, and others.
Vera won three out of his last five UFC fights and now he is looking forward to making a statement in the division with a win against a veteran like Edgar. He is coming into this fight with a win against Davey Grant in his last fight at UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs Ige.
UFC 268: Frankie Edgar vs Marlon Vera Prediction and Odds
Marlon Vera is the betting favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of -171 in his favor against the veteran Frankie Edgar who is coming into this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +150 in his favor.
This fight is going to serve as a perfect starter for the UFC 268 fight card and these two exciting fighters will surely produce a show for fight fans around the world.
Predicted Result: Marlon Vera def Frankie Edgar.