Brandon Vera will return at UFC 85 against Fabricio Werdum

Written by Tim Ngo
February 24th, 2008

Brandon Vera just confirmed via his MySpace page that he will be returning after a lackluster loss against former champion Tim Sylvia. Vera suffered a broken hand during the first round of the fight, but it seems as though its all healed up now. Here’s what Vera had to say, “It’ll be with Fabricio Werdum UFC 85 in England. Shout out to all my fans over there on Base!!! Hope everyone the best and see ya’ll soon.”

With Werdum’s last victory at UFC 81 over Gabriel Gonzaga, this could be a #1 contender match-up between Vera and Werdum with the winner going on to face Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera.

Vera was undefeated before a contract dispute with the UFC had him out of the Octagon for almost a year, when he returned he was matched-up against Tim Sylvia who took down Vera via a unanimous decision. Vera’s first loss had people wondering if he should step down to Light Heavyweight because of Sylvia’s clear size advantage.

His goals were made clear, Vera wants to hold the UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight titles at the same time.

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