Archive: Brandon Vera

Oct 30, 2014 11:16 am

Brandon Vera’s One FC Debut Now Official For Dec. 5

Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), will return to Manila with its largest fight card to date on 5 December. ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY is set to take place at the state-of-the-art MOA Arena in Manila. The main event will feature ONE FC Bantamweight World...

Oct 18, 2014 11:29 am

Brandon Vera vs. Igor Subora Set For One FC In December

Former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight fighter, Brandon “The Truth” Vera fights for the first time outside the Octagon, since 2005, On December 5 against Igor Subura. The two, according to the facebook of Subura, have agreed to fight in the promotion’s heavyweight division. Vera last saw action in a third round losing effort to the...

Aug 28, 2014 3:20 pm

PHOTO | Brandon Vera Gets Swole Ahead Of One FC debut

UFC veteran, Brandon “The Truth” Vera is looking to make the most of his return to heavyweight, and apparently that includes packing on some additional muscle in the process. The San Diego resident fighter revealed his new physique in a recent posting to facebook.

Jul 13, 2014 9:55 am

Brandon Vera Signs With ONE FC

Asia’s One FC promotion just inked their first household name to a multi-fight deal. UFC veteran Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera has signed on with the promotion, where he will continue his successful career as a prize-fighter. Vera was released from his longtime home at the UFC following several disappointing outings. A timetable for his One...

Jun 18, 2014 6:31 am

Brandon Vera Released By UFC

Following two-straight losses and a year stint of inactivity, longtime fighting staple Brandon Vera has reportedly been released from his contract at the UFC. FOX News was first to report. Vera started his Mixed Martial Arts career back in 2002 and started competing for the UFC as a heavyweight just three years later. After a...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Oct 18, 2013 11:28 am

Dana White: Brandon Vera ‘Probably’ Not Cut From UFC

  Long-time UFC fighter, Brandon Vera, still has a job fighting in the heavyweight division.  According to UFC President Dana White, “if he hasn’t been cut yet, he’s probably not getting cut.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Despite winning just one of his last six fights, Brandon Vera will live to fight another day in...

Oct 16, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Sidelined With Injury Brandon Vera Focuses On Teaching / Seminar At Alliance MMA | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  While currently sidelined with an injured hand, UFC heavyweight fighter Brandon Vera has continued his involvement with MMA through coaching.  Vera talked with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio about his approach to coaching at Alliance MMA.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Brandon Vera, long-time UFC fighter, has been out with a broken hand.  The injury...

Oct 3, 2013 1:17 pm

Ben Rothwell suspended 9 months for elevated testosterone

Earlier today, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced that he had been suspended for 9 months, for elevated levels of testosterone. The suspension itself, was not handed out by the athletic commission that oversaw his most recent fight, but instead by his promoter, the UFC. In a statement released to, “Big...

Sep 21, 2013 11:06 am

100 UFCs Ago: Revisiting UFC 65

Join us as we travel 100 UFC “pay per view” events ago and revisit UFC 65: Bad Intentions! Results: George St-Pierre defeats Matt Hughes by TKO (Strikes) – 1:25 of Round 2 Tim Sylvia defeats Jeff Monson by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) Joe Stevenson defeats Dokonjonosuke Mishima by Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 2:07 of...

Aug 29, 2013 7:29 am

Brandon Vera on TRT: If it’s good for one, it should be good for all

Brandon Vera (12-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) will make his return to the UFC’s heavyweight division this weekend when he takes on Ben Rothwell (32-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Vera was recently asked by members of the media to comment on Big Ben’s use of TRT. Vera stated that he was not a...

Aug 22, 2013 4:13 pm

Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir Both Get TRT Exemptions For UFC 164

According to reports, a new face has hit the controversial TRT button and received an exemption for the therapeutic use of Testosterone in competition. That face belongs to UFC heavyweight fighter, Ben Rothwell. Rothwell actively sought and received an exemption from the state of Wisconsin to use the controversial therapy in advance of his UFC...

Aug 5, 2013 9:55 am

Quick Twitt | Brandon Vera Fires Off At Stann For Machida vs. Davis Commentary

Longtime UFC staple, Brandon Vera, took to Facebook/Twitter following last weekend’s UFC 163 co-main event between Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida to comment on his disgust for Joe Rogan stand in, Brian Stann. Check it out: Phil Davis is a longtime stablemate at the Alliance training center in San Diego, California where Brandon Vera trains,...

May 29, 2013 7:03 pm

UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

Two former UFC heavyweight champions, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, are set to do battle at UFC 164, the UFC announced via Twitter Wednesday evening.   Barnett (32-6) only recently signed back with the UFC, returning to the organization after more than 11 years fighting in various other shows.  Barnett is coming into UFC 164 having...

May 29, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC 164 Card Update: Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes Finalized for August 31st

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We broke word a few days ago that the UFC was negotiating with Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1 MMA) and Clay Guida (30-13 MMA) on trying to get their fight rescheduled for the August 31st UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two were supposed to fight each other at the recent...

May 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Brandon Vera Returning To Heavyweight Set To Face Ben Rothwell At UFC 164

Brandon Vera is moving back up to the heavyweight division after a 5 year absence from the division to face Ben Rothwell. ‘The Truth’ and Rothwell are slated to fight at UFC 164 which takes place on August 31st in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Brandon Vera has had a rough time in the UFC, after going 4-0...

Mar 11, 2013 11:16 am

Lloyd Irvin Terminates Affiliate Program | MMA NEWS

Lloyd Irvin posted through Facebook that he has officially terminated his affiliate program in the effort to protect many school associated with his name from harassment and abuse.  This comes after allegations of sexual harassment against Irvin and of rape against some of his students. More recently, many of Irvin’s high-level athletes have been distancing...

Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

Fights to Look Forward to Part II

Yesterday I detailed a few fights that we as MMA fans have to look forward to beginning with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 155. Today I will go over the other UFC cards including UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, UFC on Fuel TV 6 which will...

Aug 16, 2012 11:32 am

Video | All Access with Alliance MMA at UFC on FOX | UFC News

San Diego’s Alliance MMA was in full force at UFC on FOX: Shogun vs Vera with 3 fighters competing on the card. See how Phil De Fries, Brandon Vera, and Phil Davis prepared with their team during fight week in Los Angeles. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 16, 2012 7:49 am

UFC and Fox Put Together A Year End Event Sure to Satisfy the Masses

The UFC and Fox certainly hit a homerun with the three blockbuster bouts they have booked for their year-end card scheduled for December 8th. The first year of this historic partnership has certainly had its share of growing pains, but it looks as though the duo is finally starting to understand what fights the fans...

Aug 9, 2012 11:18 am

Shogun tops UFC on FOX 4 salaries | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Two former UFC light-heavyweight champions led the payroll at last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 event, as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($240,000) and Lyoto Machida ($200,000) combined for 46 percent of the events $963,000 payroll. The main event of the evening proved to be very entertaining as Shogun Rua stopped Brandon Vera ($70,000) via fourth-round TKO. However, it...

Aug 5, 2012 12:08 pm

The Dragon emerges from UFC on Fox 4 as the #1 Contender | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White stated that “whoever wins the most impressively” from the contests involving Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera and Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader would be deemed the #1 contender for the Light Heavyweight title. Machida and Bader were the first to take to the octagon...