clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Brandon Vera says he's fighting Ben Rothwell at UFC 164 on Aug. 31 in Milwaukee

The Brandon Vera seesaw continues as "The Truth" moves back up to heavyweight to take on fellow struggling MMA fighter "Big" Ben Rothwell at the UFC 164 event booked for Aug. 31 in Milwaukee.

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Look who's back in the heavyweight division.

Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Brandon Vera will pack on a few pounds to challenge Ben Rothwell at the upcoming UFC 164 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Aug. 31, 2013.

"The Truth" was revealed via Twitter:

Interesting match up.

Vera (12-6) abandoned the 265-pound division after back-to-back losses to Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum. Unfortunately, he was unable to make any noise at light heavyweight, either, racking up an even 4-4 record with one "no contest" against Thiago Silva.

Rothwell hasn't fared much better.

Following a "Big" loss in his Octagon debut to Cain Velasquez, the former IFL star went 2-2, with the highlight of that run being a thunderous knockout of former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 runner-up Brendan Schaub. He was last seen tapping to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on FX 7.

Who ya' got?

For more news and notes on the still-developing UFC 164 fight card click here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania