Brandon Vera Returns to Heavyweight, Facing Ben Rothwell at UFC 164

UFC veteran, Brandon Vera will return to the heavyweight division when he faces former IFL star, Ben Rothwell at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 31st, 2013. Multiple sources close to the event revealed the news and it is thought verbal agreements are in place on both sides.

The fight will mark Vera’s first fight at heavyweight in over five years, losing to Fabricio Werdum via TKO in the very first round. He was last seen in action at UFC on FOX 4 where he was defeated by former champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via TKO in the fourth round.

Rothwell has had his runs of ups and downs during his time inside the octagon. He picked up an impressive first round knockout win over Brendan Schaub before losing to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on FX 7.

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