Revenge or Repeat? Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva 2 Set for UFC on FX 3

February 2, 2012

Brandon Vera and Thiago Silva UFC 125

Brandon Vera and Thiago Silva at UFC 125

The big payback or the big beat down part two?

Well that question will be answered on May 15 when Brandon Vera gets a second shot at Thiago Silva at UFC on FX 3 when the two fighters meet on May 15 in Virginia.

UFC officials announced the new bout late Wednesday night.

Vera and Silva first met at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day in 2011 with Silva winning a lopsided decision.

The only problem is Silva tested positive for banned substances after the bout and the fight was subsequently changed to a no contest.

Now with his one year suspension lifted, Silva is free to return to work and what better way to welcome him back than a rematch with the man he faced back then.

Brandon Vera has been gunning for a rematch with Silva ever since the positive drug test happened, and now he’ll get his wish.

Vera was initially released from the UFC after the loss to Silva, but was given a second chance following the Brazilian’s positive drug test. Vera bounced back at UFC 137 winning a somewhat controversial decision over Eliot Marshall.

Now the California fighter will try to right a wrong when he faces Silva at UFC on FX 3 on May 15 in Fairfax, Virginia.

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