Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera heavyweight bout targeted for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
Two UFC veterans are targeted to meet in a fight that could very well send the loser packing from the octagon.
Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Ben Rothwell (32-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and Brandon Vera (12-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) are targeted to meet at UFC 164.
UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee and will be the promotion's second trip to Wisconsin. The main card will air on pay-per-view, though it is not yet know if Rothwell-Vera will be part of the main card or the prelims.
Joe Lauzon meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston
The UFC's return to Boston continues to come together with the addition of a lightweight bout featuring one of the area's own.
Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC), a native of Boston's south suburbs, will head just up the road to fight Michael Johnson (12-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August. Lauzon wanted a fight on his hometown show, and he'll get it.
Sources with knowledge of the bout recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the planned fight, which MMA Weekly also reported Monday.
UFC returns to Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 28 for UFC on FOX Sports 1 event
The UFC returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2010 for the promotion's second-ever Wednesday night event on FOX Sports 1.
UFC and Bankers Life Fieldhouse officials on Saturday night announced the promotions plans to return to the venue, with tickets scheduled to go on sale June 14. Ticket prices and on-sale details will be announced in the coming weeks.
There are currently no scheduled or rumored bouts for the card, which marks the start of an incredibly busy stretch for the UFC in which the company will host three fight cards in just eight days...
Albert vs Meza Rounds Out July Fox Event
The UFC on FOX card is now complete, with TUF 14 alum John "Prince" Albert facing Yaotzin Meza in an exciting bantamweight scrap. Albert most recently fought on last December's FOX event, while Meza, a training partner of light champion Benson Henderson, made his UFC debut at the TUF Smashes Finale.