UFC: Brandon Vera fights Rothwell at heavyweight

Posted at 05/15/2013 6:55 PM
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MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera returns as a heavyweight in an important UFC bout against Ben Rothwell.

Vera, who lost in a thrilling bout against Mauricio Rua last August, will be taking on Rothwell in UFC 164 in Milwaukee, according to Bloody Elbow.

Rothwell himself is coming off a submission loss to Gabriel Gonzaga.

“The Truth” is no stranger to the heavyweight division, having defeated the likes of Frank Mir, Justin Eilers and Assuerio Silva in the 206 pounds and above weight class.

Vera, however, dropped to light heavyweight after suffering successive losses to Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum.

The Rothwell bout is a must win for the Fil-Am, who won only once in his last five fights.