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Ben Rothwell-Brandon Vera Targeted For UFC 164

It isn’t Alistair Overeem, but a heavyweight bout is being reported for UFC 164 this August. confirmed on Tuesday that Brandon Vera will face Ben Rothwell at the card.

The event takes place August 31 from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Vera (12-6) has competed at both light heavyweight and heavyweight, but most recently fought at 205 pounds, falling to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. His last heavyweight contest came five years ago.

Rothwell (32-9) has gone 2-3 since joining the Octagon from the IFL. He was submitted by Gabriel Gonzaga in his most recent bout.