Anybody who saw yesterday’s fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Brandon Vera on UFC: Versus 1 witnessed Jones’ brutal elbow strike to Vera’s head, and as you can guess, the fight ended there. After the fight, it was confirmed that Vera not only suffered a loss, but three facial fractures as well.
The elbow shot was landed mid-way through the first round of the bout near Vera’s eye socket and as he rolled to one side, everyone could see he was in definite visible pain.
His manager Matt Stansell reported today that the blow caused three fractures to Vera’s right cheekbone and a return date is unknown at this point.
“The whole right side of Brandon’s face was numb,” Stansell said.
Vera will be seeing a facial specialist later on this week and a timetable for his return should be made as well Stansell stated. Vera will also most likely need a doctor’s clearance before he can be licensed to return to fighting.