It’s a busy day in combat sports, and one of the more compelling bouts on the schedule is a scrap between the legendary Jose Aldo and Marlon Vera.
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Watch Dan Hardy break down Aldo – Vera
The former featherweight champ will face Vera in the co-headliner of UFC Vegas 17. The bout will be Aldo’s third since he dropped down to bantamweight last year.
In Aldo’s first fight at 135, he dropped a split decision to Marlon Moraes. Since a lot of people score the fight for Aldo (28-7), however, he was tapped for a title fight with the champ Petr Yan this past July.
The 34-year-old star had some big moments early on, but Yan took over the fight and stopped him in round five.
Vera (16-6-1), on the other hand, is coming off a huge win. In August, the 28-year-old became the first man to defeat rising star, Sean O’Malley, as he stopped him in the opening round.
You can watch Hardy break down the must-see fight below.
UFC Vegas 17 line-up
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Here is the line-up for today’s card, which is taking place at the Apex Facility (line-up via MMA Mania).
UFC Vegas 17 Main Card On ESPN+ (7 p.m. ET)
170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal
135 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera
170 lbs.: Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams
135 lbs.: Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font
265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs. Marcin Tybura
170 lbs.: Alex Morono vs. Anthony Pettis
UFC Vegas 17 Prelims Card On ESPN+ (4 p.m. ET)
135 lbs.: Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad
195 lbs.: Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo
185 lbs.: Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett
125 lbs.: Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick
160 lbs.: Christos Giagos vs. Carlton Minus
125 lbs.: Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos
*card subject to change