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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.

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