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Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva planned for UFC 125 on Jan. 1

With both men coming close to title contention in their careers and dropping off due to injury, and losses, the match-up of Brandon Vera and Thiago Silva seems to be the most sensible match-up. has reported that sources close to the fight have already been agreed on by at least one of the camps, but contracts have not been signed as of yet.

As of now the plans for UFC 125 is rumored to be in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Thiago Silva (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will be coming off a loss against Rashad Evans at UFC 108. Prior to that Silva reportedly suffered back problems that  slowed the heavy handed Brazilian. Following the loss to Evans, Silva said he used the time to recover the back injury, whhich he further injured in an attempt to train for Tim Boetsch. A fight in which he was forced to drop from.

Brandon Vera (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will also be coming off a chilling defeat as top prospect, Jon Jones gave Vera multiple facial fractures via elbows from the top position early in the first round at UFC on Versus.


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