Pro Record: 13-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: City Boxing
Age: 38
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 3 Inch(es).
Weight: 207 lbs.
Out of: San Diego, CA
Born: Norfolk, Virginia

Brandon Vera's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 12/05/2014 Win Igor Subora One Fighting Championship 23 - Warrior's Way KO Kick 1 3:54
08/31/2013 Loss Ben Rothwell UFC 164: Pettis vs. Henderson TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 1:54
08/04/2012 Loss Mauricio Shogun Rua UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera KO 4 4:09
10/29/2011 Win Eliot Marshall UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz Decision Unanimous Decision 3
01/01/2011 NC Thiago Silva UFC 125 Resolution 3 5:00
03/21/2010 Loss Jon Jones UFC Live on Versus: Vera vs Jones TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:19
11/14/2009 Loss Randy Couture UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera Decision Unanimous Decision 3
08/29/2009 Win Krzysztof Soszynski UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/07/2009 Win Michael Patt UFC 96: Jackson vs Jardine TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 2 1:27
10/18/2008 Loss Keith Jardine UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben Decision Split Decision 3
07/19/2008 Win Reese Andy UFC Silva vs. Irvin Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/07/2008 Loss Fabricio Werdum UFC 85: Bedlam TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:40
10/20/2007 Loss Tim Sylvia UFC 77 Hostile Territory Decision Unanimous Decision 3
11/18/2006 Win Frank Mir UFC 65: Bad Intentions TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:09
05/27/2006 Win Assuerio Silva UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie Submission Guillotine Choke 1 2:39
02/04/2006 Win Justin Eilers UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 KO 1 1:25
10/03/2005 Win Fabiano Scherner UFC Fight Night 2 TKO/RSC 2 3:22
NSF 01/22/2005 Win Andre Mussi WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion KO 1 Video
NSF 01/22/2005 Win Mike Whitehead WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Broken Nose 2 1:12
NSF 09/13/2003 Win Donald Richard Next Level Fighting 1 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 07/06/2002 Win Adam Rivera Excalibur Extreme Fight Challenge 11 TKO/RSC 1 3:20
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Brandon Michael "The Truth" Vera (born October 10, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a Filipino-American mixed martial arts fighter, currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a heavyweight contender. He currently resides in San Diego, California.

Vera was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, he enlisted the United States Air Force. In the Air Force, he joined the force's wrestling team and trained at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His military wrestling career was cut short in 1999 when he shred ligaments in his right elbow, he was released from the Air Force on a medical discharge.

Vera returned to Virginia and later when he was fit he entered the Grapplers Quest submission wrestling competitions on the east coast and he met Lloyd Irvin who invited him to train with his school. At Irvin's school, he was introduced to mixed martial arts and has been fighting ever since.