Marlon Vera vs. Nohelin Hernandez set for UFC 239

Robert Vallejos, MMATorch Managing Editor

Mar 23, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Marlon Vera (red gloves) defeats Frankie Saenz (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Marlon Vera vs. Nohelin Hernandez  booked for UFC 239, completing the pay-per-view card.

Marlon Vera finally has an opponent for UFC 239.

On Tuesday, the UFC announced that Nohelin Hernandez will face Vera at UFC 239.

Hernandez will serve as a replacement for Sean O’ Malley. O’ Malley was ruled ineligible to compete by the Nevada Athletic State Commission.

Vera has been without a fight for a week, and indicated last Friday that he had not heard about a replacement for his upcoming fight.

Vera currently holds a record of 13-5-1, with his last win coming against Frankie Saenz at UFC Nashville, in March 2019.

Hernandez will be making his UFC debut, he sports a 10-2 record, with fights in Bellator at LFA.

Current UFC 239 Card:

MAIN CARD (pay-per-view)

  • Light  heavyweight Jon Jones  vs. Thiago Santos (for the light heavyweight title)
  • Women’s bantamweight Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm (for the women’s bantamweight title)
  • Welterweight Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren
  • Light heavyweight Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Błachowicz
  • Welterweight Diego Sanchez vs. Michael Chiesa


  • Men’s Featherweight Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen
  • Men’s bantamweight Marlon Vera vs. Nohelin Hernandez
  • Strawweight Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos
  • Men’s bantamweight Alejandro Pérez vs. Yadong Song


  • Middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Jack Marshman
  • Welterweight Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre
  • Women’s bantamweight Julia Avila vs. Pannie Kianzad

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