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Keith Jardine next fight against Brandon Vera at UFC 89

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Kicking machines Brandon Vera (9-2) and Keith Jardine (13-4-1) will likely collide in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben" at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 25, according to

It's a 205-pound match up that pits two of the hardest-hitting strikers in the division up against one another.

Vera was victorious in his light heavyweight debut just this past weekend, defeating Reese Andy via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 14: "Silva vs. Irvin. "The Truth" picked up a cool $200,000 for the win and snapped a two-fight losing skid that included defeats at the hands of Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum, respectively.

Jardine, on the other hand, is out to rebound from a crushing knockout loss to Wanderlei Silva at UFC 84: "Ill Will" back in May. With a win he would have solidified his place a top the short list of division contenders because the "Dean of Mean" also has recent wins over Chuck Liddell and Forrest.

However, he'll have to work his way back up the ladder -- consistency is critical in such a stacked division. And Jardine has lost three of his last six fights.

This is a big fight for Vera and Jardine for different reasons. And we'll get to see it all play out for free on Spike TV in just a few months.

To check out the latest UFC 89 card and rumors click here.

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