There are two major updates to pass along this afternoon.
MMAMania.com is reporting that the UFC is going forward with plans for a July 19th show on Spike TV opposite of Affliction’s “Banned” pay-per-view. According to the report Brandon Vera will make his light heavyweight debut in the main event against an opponent to be determined. Rumored opponent Wanderlei Silva reportedly turned down the short-notice bout. Cain Velasquez is also expected to fight at the event.
The UFC is believed to be actively looking for fighters for the event and may shift bouts from upcoming events to fill the July 19th fight card. The event is expected to take place at The Pearl at The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Also, Dave Meltzer is reporting through F4WOnline.com that UFC President Dana White’s meeting with UFC employees to disclose the promotion’s “major announcement” will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon. News of the deal should then break early tomorrow afternoon.
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com for the latest UFC news.