Te Huna announced on Thursday evening that he will square off
with fellow light heavyweight Brandon Vera
at UFC on Fuel TV 4.
The New Zealand native revealed the apparent booking on Twitter and
Facebook. No date or location has been announced for UFC on Fuel TV
4, but the event is expected to take place in July, according to
Fuel TV executive George Greenberg.
Now residing in Australia, Te Huna, 30, has won eight of his last
nine fights. The Pirtek Athletic Allstars representative made his
UFC debut in February 2010, finishing Igor
Pokrajac via third-round technical knockout. Te Huna followed
that performance with a loss, however, submitting to an Alexander
Gustafsson rear-naked choke roughly 13 months ago at UFC
127. More recently, Te Huna earned a pair of impressive
finishes, knocking Ricardo
Romero cold in September before taking out Aaron Rosa by
technical knockout at
UFC on FX 2 on March 3.
Meanwhile, Vera has fought just three times in the last two years.
The former heavyweight prospect kicked off 2010 in unenviable
fashion, as he was dominated by future divisional kingpin Jon Jones at
Live 1. After recovering from facial fractures sustained in the
contest, “The Truth” returned to the Octagon eight months later
Silva at UFC
Silva initially emerged victorious in that contest, badly breaking
Vera’s nose en route to a unanimous decision win. However, the
result of the contest was later changed to a no contest by the
Nevada Athletic Commission after it was determined that Silva had
used an adulterant to mask the use of a banned substance. Vera, 34,
stepped back into the cage this past October, taking a hard-fought
split decision from Eliot
Marshall at UFC