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Monday, 02/06/2012, 08:57 am

Brandon Vera Injured, Out Of UFC on FX Bout With Thiago Silva


A highly anticipated light-heavyweight rematch between Brandon Vera and Thiago Silva has been scratched with news that Vera has received an injury while training.

The two were scheduled to face off on the upcoming UFC on FX 2 event.

No word on the extent of Vera’s injury was given.

The two last fought back at UFC 125 in January of last year. In the bout Silva was relentless with takedowns and displayed brutal ground and pound that disfigured Vera and got him ejected from the UFC.

However in the post-fight aftermath the Nevada State Athletic Commission found that Silva had tampered with his urine sample meant for drug screening and as a result he was suspended for a year and his victory turned into a no-contest.

Vera was brought back to the UFC after the loss got overturned into a no-contest. He has since gone on to earn a victory in his comeback bout against Elliot Marshall at UFC 137.

Silva hasn’t seen action since his last fight with Vera.

It is unknown if Silva will remain on the card against another opponent or if this bout will be postponed until Vera recovers.

Read More: Brandon Vera (News), Thiago Silva (News), UFC on FX 2, Fighter Injuries

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