A Shot At Redemption For Brandon Vera | Rematch With Silva Booked For UFC on FX In May

February 2, 2012 4:10 am by bjpenn.com staff 13 Comments
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That’s right, Brandon “The Truth” Vera has been granted his wish and is not set to welcome back Thiago Silva to the UFC following the completion of his year-long suspension.

The fight was confirmed by UFC officials late last night for the UFC’s return to FX on May 15.

The two light-heavyweight fighters have a history more interesting than most rivalries in the sport today.

“Their last fight ended up a no contest and both guys are out to prove that they are the better man,” said UFC president Dana White.

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.

More than a year removed from this controversial incident Silva is ready to return to the cage and who better to welcome him back than Brandon Vera.

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.

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