Brandon Vera Rematches Thiago Silva at ‘UFC on FX 3’

Written by Tom Ngo
February 1st, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Brandon Vera

Late Wednesday night, a light heavyweight rematch between Brandon Vera (Pictured) and Thiago Silva was announced for “UFC on FX 3.” Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia hosts the May 15th show.

Silva initially posted a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Vera at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day in 2011. However, the Brazilian subsequently flunked his drug test and had his win overturned to a no contest.

He was also issued a year-long suspension and fined $2,500 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Vera was originally released from the UFC following the defeat, but was given a new lease on life after Silva’s cheating ways came to light. “The Truth” bounced back at UFC 137 by hanging a unanimous decision over Eliot Marshall.

Both 205-pounders have been clamoring for a do-over ever since Silva’s fake urine was revealed.

Here are the athletes confirmed for the freebie fight card:

Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald

Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva

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