The UFC has decided to give Brandon Vera the rematch that he so adamantly requested.

Thiago Silva (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Brandon Vera (12-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) has been set for UFC on FX 3 in Fairfax, Virginia at the Patriot Center. The tentative date of May 15 has been made official for the card.

Following a no-contest between Silva and Vera back in Jan. 2010, due to Silva’s “non-urine” sample provided to the athletic commission, Silva has completed a one-year suspension. Since the debacle, Vera has been vocal in the press about his discontent for Silva’s actions that resulted in a severely broken nose and has said that he would like to “welcome back” Silva.

During Silva’s year-long ban from the sport, Vera recovered and went back to work, taking on ‘Ultimate Fighter’ season eight cast member Elliot Marshall. Vera was able to pull off the three-round decision and return to the win column in Oct. 2010.