Let the record show that UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Vera is an absolute star in his native Ecuador.

Need proof? Check out this video of “Chito” getting swarmed by a bunch of kids while picking up his nephew from school (via Twitter):

Vera took every picture and signed every autograph. How great is that? That’s the Twitter content we’re here for.

Vera, 29, currently is on a three-fight winning streak and ranked No. 5 in the official UFC bantamweight division after defeating Rob Font in April.

Vera is on the verge of a major breakthrough in his career and if he actually does break through to becoming a UFC champion, watch out: Rock star status will have been achieved in Ecuador (if it isn’t already).

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