Brandon Vera Injured; Thiago Silva Rematch Off

February 4, 2012
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Brandon Vera landing the kick on Randy Couture

Brandon Vera landing a kick on Randy Couture

The planned rematch between Brandon Vera and Thiago Silva for UFC on FX 3 has been scrapped. UFC officials on Saturday announced that Vera had to back out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury.

UFC on FX 3 is expected to take place May 15 in Virginia.

The two first met at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day 2011. Silva initially won the bout. The result was later deemed a no contest, however, due to Silva his post-fight urine sample testing “inconsistent with human urine.”

Silva also had his license revoked for one year and was assessed a $33,750 fine.

Initially released by the UFC following the fight, Vera was brought back, winning a unanimous decision over Eliot Marshall at UFC 137.

Silva has not competed since the first bout.

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  • I didn’t really want to see that rematch anyway.

    • ardog

      nice, I think it would be worth it to see if history repeats itself. I like Vera anyway

  • collideoverme

    Not a fan of either. So…
    But Vera would get whooped again anyway.


    Not sure what happened to the old Vera but based on the way hes looked latley Silva would have won again. I wish the hungry in your face Vera would come back though. Could make noise in the division but neither fighter will ever challenge Jones.

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