Looks like Brandon Vera was right about fighting Jon Jones on March 21 after all.
After news broke that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira had fractured his ankle and would be unable to fight Vera at UFC 109, Vera tweeted that he would be facing Jon Jones on March 21 in Denver, Colorado instead. Shortly thereafter, several sites reported the date was in fact March 31, but now those same outlets are saying Vera was correct. Both fighters have agreed to fight in what will likely be the main event of the UFC’s first event on Versus.
Jon Jones and Brandon Vera will meet in a light heavyweight headliner at a UFC event on March 21 in Denver, Sherdog.com has learned from multiple sources.
The event and its venue have not been officially announced by the promotion yet, though Sherdog.com has learned the event will air live on Versus.
Not a bad headliner for what Dana White described will be similar in scope to a Fight Night card. Having said that, UFC 109 really could have used Vera-Jones considering the remaining co-headliners are Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman and Josh Koscheck vs. Paulo Thiago. At least things start picking up again with UFC 110.
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