Vera returning to heavyweight vs. Rothwell at UFC 164 in Aug

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MMA Junkie reports that Ben Rothwell and Brandon Vera are fighting at UFC 164 on Aug. 31, in a bout that may well see the loser released by the organization.

The fight will be a return to heavyweight for Vera, who debuted in the division, and won four straight, before successive losses to Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum dictated a drop light heavyweight, where he went 4-4, with one NC.

Rothwell has fought only six times in five years in the UFC, alternating wins and losses, the latest being a submission loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on FX: Bisping vs. Belfort in January.

UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The main card will air on PPV, though it is not yet know if Rothwell-Vera will be part of the main card or the prelims.