Thevictory that Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera won at the UFC in Buenos Aires, on Saturday night, against Guido Cannetti, was not the only surprise of the evening. After being declared the winner of the fight thanks to a key that forced his rival to surrender, the tricolor expressed his desire for the company to hold an event in Ecuador. Intention that was already manifested in the company’s facilities,in Brazil, last September.
After afirst round in which he received two decisive blows from the Argentine, Chitorecovered in the second and, from the beginning, subdued his opponent until defeating him with a ‘kill lion’. In the heat of victory, Chito said flatlythat “we will have UFC in Ecuador.”
And itis that his victory not only gives him greater reception by local fans, butthat he puts the name of the country back into the plans of the international company.
Although the standards of quality and requirements that the company manages, in the places where it has its billboard, are enormous, Ecuador would be able to hostan event of such magnitude. “Everything is possible here,” said Juan Carlos Carmigniani, owner of the entertainment company, So High Events.
“I was in Sao Paulo two months ago, I was invited by the UFC to one of the fights that took place and I visited their offices. There, although it was not there a son for the meeting, I told them that we would be interested in having abillboard in the country, “Carmigniani told EXPRESO.
“We think of it as UFC Mitad del Mundo,” he added, who did not rule out the possibility that Guayaquil also appears as one of the possible venues.
Theres ponse received by the lawyer and businessman in that September was no tnegative, but a concrete approach is necessary to convince. “They said itsounded interesting and that we should talk about it,” Carmign ianicontinued regarding a possibility that, according to him, would come to fruition within a couple of years due to all the edges that would have to bead dressed.
One of them would be the profitability and reception of the local public to a mixed martial arts event that, justified in the investment that needs to be made andthe minimum capacity (10,000 people) of the scenario, would not have cheap tickets.
“Theen tries in Latin America are between 300, 500, 800 dollars. In the United States, prices increase to three zeros. The operating costs are huge,”explained a very optimistic Carmigniani, who said that” everythingis possible with good auspices.”
In addition to a concrete and well-structured proposal, the media contribution of Chito Vera would be fundamental, since the Ecuadorian is one of the most outstanding South American fighters, he is a commentator of the international company itself and, above all, has a very good relationship with the president of UFC, Dana White.
“Hew ill be the bridge to achieve this great goal,” concluded Carmigniani,regarding an event that would favor the entire country. (I)