New Contract On Horizon, Brandon Vera Could Return At UFC 96

Sam Caplan has the scoop on UFC Light Heavyweight Brandon Vera on the verge of signing a new contract with the promotion and the possibility of his return coming at UFC 96:

Vera has just one more fight remaining under the terms of his current agreement but a source close to the situation revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com on Sunday that the Lloyd Irvin jiu-jitsu brown belt is in the process of finalizing a new deal.

Additionally, Vera’s next fight is set to take place at UFC 96 on Saturday, March 7 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. While an opponent has not been finalized, two separate sources close to the bout have informed Five Ounces of Pain that light heavyweight Mike Patt is expected to sign a bout agreement to face Vera.

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