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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua vs. Brandon Vera to Headline UFC on FOX 4

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Jun 6, 2012 - With Brian Stann out of the UFC on FOX 4 main event, the UFC has scrapped the idea of a middleweight headliner.

Instead, the promotion has turned to its former light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, who will face Brandon Vera as the anchor to the show, scheduled for August 4 in Los Angeles. The five-round matchup was confirmed on Wednesday night, with the promotion saying that verbal agreements were in place.

Stann had been expected to fight the debuting Hector Lombard, but withdrew on Wednesday, citing an injured shoulder.

The UFC didn't wait long in finding its replacement.

Rua (20-6) will be competing for the first time since his November 2011 classic against Dan Henderson, a fight which he lost by decision. He's split his last six fights. He had been scheduled to fight at UFC 149, but after losing his own opponent, Thiago Silva, due to injury, accepted the opportunity to move to the new date.

Vera had also penciled into a fight, lined up to face James Te Huna in July before the UFC reshuffled the deck.

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Post #1   6/6/12 10:45:24PM   

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Imo vera can't hang with shogun.


I predict a one sided fight

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Posted by george112

Imo vera can't hang with shogun.


I predict a one sided fight

I have little interest in this fight

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There is an MMA god I have been waiting for someone to murder Vera and my prays have been answered.

I have no idea why but I dont not enjoy to watch Brandon Vera I never have. I have been hoping someone knocks him out cold for a long time now but it never happens.

Ill props Vera for his chin but im still hoping he gets put to sleep

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What can ya do but shake your head...for the love of god was that really the best they could do? I understand...it's free, so I'll just let it be.

Post #5   6/6/12 11:00:43PM   

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Wow UFC 149 just took another huge blow with no Shogun, I can't believe the injures and withdraws in the past couple weeks.

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This is a head scratcher.


So why could they not make Shogun/Teixeira happen?

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i think it will be closer than expected. vera is good at keeping his own pace. i think shogun will underestimate him, just a hunch

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Vera's face is gooing to make a nice punching bag for Shogun.

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I prefer Glover over a washed up Vera.

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I think I'll cry if Vera starts his comeback on Shogun.

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good fight to get Shogun back in the win column

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what a joke

make machida/bader headline

saw a suggestion on twitter, pull rothwell from the browne fight and put roy nelson in.

also just saw on twitter, Igor was in talks to face shogun but I guess didn't happen


-I would rather see Bonnar in there instead of Vera

An injury bug needs to hit this fight

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yes please let me watch vera get destroyed

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Sooooo, Shogun is picking his fights now.....hmmmmm, kinda reminds me of Andee.

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