The following is provided courtesy of UFC.com:
Confirmed for the UFC’s third London card in six years is a crucial heavyweight bout between feared Brazilian submission specialist Fabricio Werdum and heavy-handed Brandon “The Truth” Vera.
Werdum – who will be fighting in England for the third time in 14 months – is coming off a stunning come-from-behind victory over former UFC Heavyweight Title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga in Newcastle in January.
“This is an important fight for me, I want the belt and Brandon Vera is in the way,” said the 10-3-1 Werdum. “I have been up against some of the best strikers in MMA and have never been stopped – I am confident I will get the win. I look forward to fighting in London – it is one of my favourite cities and I also have some family there. All the UFC fans in the UK will see a fight to remember.”
Meanwhile, Vera, 8-1, will be looking to regain some of the breakneck upward momentum he lost last October when a severely broken thumb conspired with Tim Sylvia to snap “The Truth’s” unbeaten record. The hard hitting 30-year-old had stopped all four previous UFC opponents including former champ Frank Mir and has vowed to return to the kind of form which made many experts dub him a future UFC champion.”