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Victory over Diego Brandao paramount for Conor McGregor

In one of the most highly-anticipated cards of 2014 thus far, outspoken featherweight Conor McGregor will finally have the opportunity to perform on the sport’s biggest stage in front of his fellow countrymen when he enters the octagon to face Diego Brandao in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland. Just two fights into his first UFC contract, McGregor...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vera’s Headed East

It’s official, ladies and gentlemen! Brandon Vera is now part of Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, ONE Fighting Championship. No word yet on whom the former UFC light heavyweight and WEC Grand Prix Champion will be facing, but he should be making his debut in late 2014. Though a well-known name in the UFC, Vera has not had an impressive run in his last seven years...
Via Fight Of The Night
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Vera Joins ONE FC

Former UFC star Brandon Vera (pictured) has found a new job, and it’s halfway across the globe. Just one month after it was reported Vera was cut from the UFC, Vera has joined ONE FC, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion. ONE FC announced their latest acquisition via Twitter. Vera owns a 12-7 (1 NC) professional record, but went just 8-7 (1 NC) inside the octagon. The...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Graphic Video: Vera gets pins removed

We don't recommend you watch this video while you're eating or in any way squeamish. Not that the content is horrific, but we can see how some people might be grossed out by it, so if you click play, you do so knowing that you've been fully warned that what you're about to watch might gross you out. We're not sure when Brandon Vera broke his thumb since he wasn...
Via Fox Sports
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rothwell faces 9 month suspension

Following a win over Brandon Vera at UFC 164, heavyweight Ben Rothwell tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone and has been suspended nine months for the infraction. According to an officially statement from the UFC, Rothwell's drug test was handled by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional services and the results returned showed the levels above legal...
Via Fox Sports
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera’ Salaries Released

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera” extravaganza. Although his 4thRound TKO victory over Brandon Vera in the show’s featured attraction wasn’t good enough to earn top contender status, light heavyweight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) still left...
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Vera believes Shogun will bring out his best

Everybody used to call me cocky back at the start of my career, and they were right. I was cocky. I don't see myself as being cocky anymore, though. Confident, yes, but no longer cocky. Over time, I had the cockiness beaten out of me and, thankfully, that has made me a better fighter and a better person. Now, at 34 years of age, my mindset is a lot different, and a lot better...
Via Fox Sports
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Vera has new career perspective

This is the moment I have been waiting for. My mind is excited and nervous and my body is sore and prepared. Overall, I feel good, at peace and ready to make things happen on Aug. 4, the night I face the legendary Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event on FOX. I've been preparing for this fight for 11 or 12 weeks now and we've got two more left to go. It's...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera’ Main Card Complete

The main card for the Octagon’s fourth foray on FOX has been finalized. “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera” takes place August 4th and features a light heavyweight shootout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) and Brandon Vera. Speaking of 205-pounders, Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader will serve as the night’s co-main attraction. A heavyweight battle with Travis Browne and...
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Brandon Vera New Main Event at ‘UFC on FOX 4′

The main event for “UFC on FOX 4” has undergone a complete makeover after Brian Stann was forced to withdraw from his scrap against Hector Lombard. On Wednesday evening, it was announced Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) will now headline the August 4th show against Brandon Vera. Shogun was initially slated to face Thiago Silva at UFC 149, but Silva had to pull out after...
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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