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Thiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera promoted to UFC 125 main card

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An intriguing light-heavyweight bout between Thiago Silva (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Brandon Vera (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has been salvaged from untelevised purgatory.

Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the onetime preliminary-card bout has been promoted to the pay-per-view main card of "UFC 125: Resolution."

The event takes place Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard.

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Post #1   11/30/10 4:10:55PM   

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Wow! As if this wasn't main card worthy! Still prefer a Carwin vs Nelson or Aldo fight but I was hoping to see this one since it was announced.

Post #2   11/30/10 5:48:26PM   

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I have no issues with this. Usually they promote less interesting fights but I think they chose the correct fight this time around. Always excited to see Thiago Silva.

Post #3   11/30/10 5:58:35PM   

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how this wasnt a main event fight to begin with is beyond me.

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Posted by Bubbles

how this wasnt a main event fight to begin with is beyond me.



Because Vera is currently on a two fight losing streak, 2-3 in his last five fights, and hasn't been all that popular since his loss to Sylvia back in 2007 when he was known as "the new generation of the heavyweight division".

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Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Bubbles

how this wasnt a main event fight to begin with is beyond me.



Because Vera is currently on a two fight losing streak, 2-3 in his last five fights, and hasn't been all that popular since his loss to Sylvia back in 2007 when he was known as "the new generation of the heavyweight division".



Agreed, not to mention Brandon Vera was destroyed in a particularly brutal fashion by the left elbow of Jon Jones in his last fight.....

Post #6   12/1/10 12:25:27AM