Vera was stunned by Marshall early in the third then broke his arm before escaping an armbar and surviving the round to claim unanimous 29-28 scores from the judges.
UFC 137’s Facebook prelims also included a pair of wins by UFC newcomers, as GSP teammate Francis Carmont topped Chris Camozzi and Clifford Starks outpointed Dustin Jacoby.
The official UFC 137 Facebook prelim results were:
- Brandon Vera def. Eliot Marshall via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ramsey Nijem def. Danny Downes via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
- Francis Carmont def. Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Clifford Starks def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)