A defeated Vera isn’t very happy with the controversial decision loss, blasting the judges while also calling Yadong a “China Men” on Twitter:
I don’t lost the fight to the China men I lost to the judges tonight. All my hard work to the fuckin drain, I can’t believe this horse shit tonight— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) May 17, 2020
The loss was the first for Vera in five fights, but it also came at featherweight, which is a division that Vera doesn’t traditionally compete at. Yadong, who is also a bantamweight fighter, also made his UFC Featherweight Division debut this past Saturday Night.
All wasn’t bad for Vera though, as both he and the victorious Yadong picked up $50,000 each for Fight Of The Night at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris.
There is no word yet on what is next for either fighter, but both are expected to return to bantamweight for their next fights.