Brandon Vera Vs. Thiago Silva Rematch Set For UFC On FX 3

Thiago Silva broke Brandon Vera's nose when they first fought last year. -- Photo by Scott Petersen for MMAWeekly

I would've preferred him to face Tito Ortiz for that retirement bout, but last night, the UFC announced that Brandon Vera will be getting his wish for a rematch against Thiago Silva. From the UFC twitter account:

"AND your wait for Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva rematch will be over soon - May 15th in Fairfax Virginia"

They first met back on UFC 125 last year, with the Brazilian fighter scoring an impressive decision win against Vera. Shortly after the fight though, Thiago Silva got caught for trying to submit a urine sample that was "inconsistent with human urine" so he could pass the commission's drug test.

He got fined, suspended for a year, and the fight was changed to a 'No Contest', which allowed Brandon Vera to return to the UFC.

Vera got himself back on the winning track by defeating Eliot Marshall last October, but the Filipino fighter has been calling out Silva for cheating ever since. He will finally be getting what he wants, but will Silva make him regret that decision?

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