Brandon Vera To Return To Heavyweight Division, Face Ben Rothwell At UFC 164

According to a report by MMAjunkie.com, Brandon Vera will make his return to the heavyweight division this coming August.

Vera, who last fought at 205 pounds inside the Octagon, will battle Ben Rothwell at UFC 164 on August 31 from Milwaukee.

“The Truth” was defeated by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last year, dropping his overall record to 12-6. His last heavyweight contest came five years ago, as he holds wins over Frank Mir and Justin Eilers in the division.

Rothwell (32-9) has won just two of his five UFC bouts, including a loss to Gabriel Gonzaga in his most recent bout.

  • KravMagoo

    At this point beating Frank Mir is like beating a traffic ticket.

  • knowledge

    Vera also had a good fight with Ausserio Silva at HW in the ufc during those times. He choked Silva out with a standing guillotine choke.

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