Scrappy Australian light heavyweight James Te Huna is taking a step up in competition in pursuit of his third straight win, today announcing a future match up against Brandon Vera at UFC on FUEL TV 4, tentatively scheduled for July 14 at a location to be determined.
From Te Huna's Twitter:
I'm fighting Brandon Vera, UFC on Fuel 4
Short and sweet, sort of like Te Huna's first round knockout over Ricardo Romero at UFC 135, followed by yet another first round stoppage over Aaron Rosa at 2 just last month. Now it's time to see if "The Truth" hurts bad enough to stop his 205-pound ascension when they hook 'em up this summer.
Vera was expected to return at UFC on FX 3 to exact revenge on Thiago Silva; however, his physician quickly put the kibosh on those plans with a bum medical report. The former heavyweight has not competed since a unanimous decision win over Eliot Marshall at UFC 137 last October.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to the UFC on FUEL TV 4 event as they become available.