On Thursday Brandon Vera confirmed on Twitter that he will meet Ben Rothwell in a heavyweight bout at UFC 164.

”Good morning everyone!! I wanted to let y'all know it is conformed I am fighting Big Ben Rothwell on Aug 31st,” the tweet read.
When Brandon Vera first signed with the UFC it was as a heavyweighter, but after some time he dropped down to 205 pounds. Now Vera is moving back up to the heavy weight division.

UFC 164 takes place August 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show’s main event is not yet known.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

They said what!? (special edition): Fighters react to Nick Diaz suspension

  • 22 days ago

If twitter is anything to go by, fighters are not all that happy with the NAC's decision to suspend Nick Diaz for 5 years following his 3rd failed drug test for marijuana metabolites. As it turns out read news >>

Brad Pickett launches U.K. based promotion called Rise of Champions

  • 23 days ago

Though his return to the bantamweight division didn’t end as he might have liked, Brad Pickett still put on a great show against 24-year old Thomas Almeida at UFC 189. Against steep odds, Pickett loo read news >>

MMA fighters react to Mayweather vs. Berto on Twitter

  • 24 days ago

See how the MMA community reacted to Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto, which predictably ended with Mayweather getting the win. Floyd Mayweather predictably beat Andre Berto (117-111, 118-110, 120-10 read news >>

Twitter reacts to Tonya Evinger's dominant TKO of Pannie Kianzad at Invicta FC 14

  • 24 days ago

The story of Tonya Evinger’s career turnaround took another step in the right direction when in Invicta FC 14’s main event she stopped Pannie Kianzad by second-round TKO for her eighth consecutive vi read news >>

Ronda Rousey: Retirement Looms, but ‘I’m Not Done Making History Yet’ (Video)

  • 25 days ago

Ronda Rousey makes no secret that she plans an early retirement from MMA, but she also doesn't plan on walking away before she shatters a few more records. read news >>

Four confirmed for GLORY 24 Heavyweight Contender Tournament

  • 26 days ago

Four heavyweights will clash in a one-night tournament at GLORY 24 DENVER with the winner earning a shot at Rico Verhoeven and his world title. Premier kickboxing league GLORY confirmed the tournamen read news >>

Mayweather vs Berto fight purses revealed: 'Money' guaranteed $32 million, 'The Beast' $4 million

  • 26 days ago

No matter who he fights, "Money" makes some. There are a lot of apt descriptions for Floyd's upcoming fight against Andre Berto (preview), among them "milk run," "turkey shoot," and "callous slap in read news >>

Twitter Mailbag: On USADA accusations, Rousey's remake, and 'red panty night'

  • 27 days ago

In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, how concerned should MMA fans be about recent accusations lobbed at USADA? And what do we make of Conor McGregor’s comments on ‘red panty night,’ or Ronda Rousey’s mov read news >>

UFC 191 prelim ratings lowest of 2015

  • 27 days ago

The ratings for Saturday's UFC prelims on FOX Sports 1 confirmed much of what had been written all week.Demetrious Johnson is a great fighter, but people don't stay home on a Saturday night to watch read news >>

Valerie Letourneau is ‘not impressed’ with UFC 193 foe Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  • 28 days ago

Joanna Jedrzejczyk's reign atop the strawweight division has been bloody, to say the least. The Polish striking phenom made former foes Carla Esparza and Jessica Penne look like victims ripped straig read news >>