Brandon Vera becomes the most high profile fighter to be cut by the UFC

Once UFC heavyweight number one contender and now light heavweight, Brandon Vera has officially been cut by the Las Vegas based promotion after suffering yet another loss inside the octagon, this time at the hands of Thiago Silva at UFC 125 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Apparently, this loss, along with defeats at the hands of Randy Couture and Jon Jones, was enough to show the Pilipino native the door.

Vera began his MMA career running through the heavyweight division with eight straight wins including a major beat down of former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir. He took a year out due to a contract dispute and never looked the same, going 3-6 over the past three years.

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