UFC heavyweight Brandon Vera, currently sidelined due to injury, revealed over the weekend that he expects to make his return to the Octagon in June, against an unnamed opponent.

“I will be fighting in June, but I do not know exactly who I will be fighting,” Vera is quoted as saying in an article by Gary Herman on 15rounds.com. “There are a couple of names being thrown around, but nothing is official.”

Vera last fought at UFC 77 in October, where he suffered a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Tim Sylvia.

While Vera’s next opponent is uncertain, he did express a desire in taking on one fighter in particular.

“I would love to fight Andrei Arlovski,” Vera stated in the article. “He is someone I really look up to.”

While Vera vs. Arlovski would be an intriguing matchup, it’s one that is unlikely to happen unless the former heavyweight champion signs an extension with the UFC. Arlovski is scheduled to become a free agent on April 15 with the last bout on his current contract scheduled for UFC 82 on March 1 against Jake O’Brien.

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