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Thiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera Slated for UFC 125 in January

Thiago SilvaLight heavyweights Thiago Silva and Brandon Vera will return from injuries and look to bounce back from losses in their most-recent fights when they’re expected to square off at UFC 125 on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas, according to MMAjunkie.

Silva (14-2), who recently said he was targeting a December return from a back injury, pushed his record to 13-0 with four-straight wins to begin his UFC career, but has since dropped two of his last three, including a unanimous decision to former champ and fellow contender Rashad Evans in the main event of January’s UFC 108.

Vera (11-5) won 3 of his first 4 after moving down to light heavyweight before dropping a unanimous decision to Randy Couture in November and suffering facial fractures in a first-round TKO loss to rising contender Jon Jones in March.

The UFC 125 fight card could include rematches between middleweight champ Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen and lightweight champ Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard.

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