Monday, October 18, 2021

Shogun Rua Vs. Brandon Vera To Headline UFC On FOX 4

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

UFC on FOX 4 now has a new main event. Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will now face Brandon “The Truth” Vera after Brian Stann had been forced out of the main event slot due to an injury. He had been scheduled to face Hector Lombard.

UFC.com has more:

“The new main event on August 4 will be a five-round light heavyweight battle between two of the best Muay Thai strikers in the game, Brandon Vera and former champion Shogun Rua. Rua is riding the momentum of the fight of the century against Dan Henderson, while Vera is back in the win column and looking to make a statement after being sidelined earlier this year due to injury himself.

Rua is being plucked from the UFC 149 card in Calgary, where he was set to face Thiago Silva until Silva suffered an injury. Vera, meanwhile, was training for a bout with James Te Huna at the July FUEL TV event. A new opponent for Te Huna is expected to be named shortly.

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