Vera and Font went from toe to toe for 25 minutes and produced several thrilling moments before declaring Vera the win by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) on Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The UFC announced the post-fight reward winners after the event. Vera earned his seventh UFC performance award while Font earned his fifth.
Two more rewards were handed out at UFC Vegas 53 for “Performance of the Night” and went to a pair of Brazilian winners. Key Card Warrior jounderson britto Get an extra $50,000 for 41 Knockout Seconds to a Veteran Andre WilliWhile Francisco Figueiredobrother of the UFC flyweight champion Davison Figueiredotook home the same check to deliver kneebar 78 seconds Daniel da Silva.