"The Truth" is coming to "Sin City" this Halloween weekend.
Following that defeat, he was sent packing from the promotion, seeing as it was his third loss in a row. Then Silva popped positive for steroids and Octagon king Dana White decided to give Vera a second chance.
That mulligan will come on Oct. 29 at the mega-event that is UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" in Las Vegas, Nevada. And this time around, Vera will get the chance to send a fellow light heavyweight off to the regional scene when he takes on a struggling Eliot Marshall, as announced at UFC.com.
Marshall is a winnable fight and one he badly needs to resurrect his once promising career.
Marshall was last inside the cage getting bum-rushed in New Jersey by Luiz Cane, who destroyed him inside the first round and put an end to this three-fight winning streak.
Of course, that run came outside the world's largest fight promotion and it's high time someone lit a "fire" under the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestant's ass and got him back in the win column in the UFC.
But can he make that happen against Vera? Stay tuned.
UFC 137 will feature Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre putting his title -- and legacy -- on the line when he goes head on against former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz. The co-main event will highlight a potential number one contender bout pitting B.J. Penn vs. Carlos Condit.
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