What bouts are taking place at UFC San Diego 2022?

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The UFC is set to return to San Diego, California on Saturday August 13th 2022, but what contests will be taking place as part of the UFC Fight Night event?

The fight card’s main event will see two top 10 ranked Bantamweight competitors collide when Marlon Vera (#5) takes on Dominick Cruz (#8), with both looking to make a statement and move up to an eventual bout with division Champion Aljamain Sterling.

As well as a powerhouse headliner, there are several great bouts scheduled to take place on the night, and if you’re wondering what you’re going to see, then we’ve got you covered!

Here is everything you need to know about the UFC San Diego 2022 fight card, which takes place on Saturday, August 13th 2022.

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Marlon Vera Next Fight

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06TH: Marlon Vera looks on against Frankie Edgar in their bantaweight bout during the UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden on November 06th, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The official UFC website has confirmed the following bouts as of writing on Monday, August 08th 2022:

  • Ode’ Osbourne vs Tyson Nam – Flyweight Bout
  • Youssef Zalal vs D’amon Blackshear – Bantamweight Bout
  • Gabriel Benitez vs Charlie Ontiveros – Lightweight Bout
  • Martin Buday vs Lukasz Brzeski – Heavyweight Bout
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs Iasmin Lucindo – Women’s Strawweight Bout
  • Bruno Silva vs Gerald Meerschaert – Middleweight Bout
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs Nina Nunes – Women’s Flyweight Bout
  • Devin Clark vs Azamat Murzakanov – Light Heavyweight Bout
  • Nate Landwehr vs David Onama – Featherweight Bout
  • Angela Hill vs Loopy Godinez – Women’s Catchweight Bout
  • Marlon Vera vs Dominick Cruz – Main Event Bantamweight Bout

We’re expecting the company to reveal the breakdown of Prelims and Main Card during the week ahead of the fight night on Saturday, August 13th.

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Dominik Cruz vs Marlon Vera

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAY 09TH: Dominick Cruz (blue tape) of the United States reacts before entering the cage against Henry Cejudo of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09th, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Cruz recently discussed his opponent in the main event with The Schmo (via MMAFighting): “When I look at Vera, all the things he says, I don’t think he really means it. He does, but he just wants to be heard. He’s a guy that just wants people to hear him because look at what he did to Sean O’Malley and nobody said a thing about him. 

“Nobody cares that he won that fight. He’s just tired of being ignored because people don’t really care that much about him. When he wins, nobody says anything. So, I think that he’s just trying to be heard so he’s saying anything he can, really angry, he’s got a lot of demons, I guess, that he’s dealing with. I don’t know.”

It looks like it won’t be a main event to miss!

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