Brandon Vera will look to continue his success in his second stint in the UFC, as the light heavyweight will take on Australian James Te-Huna at the yet-to-be announced UFC on Fuel TV 4 event. While unannounced, the event is expected to take place in July at a city and venue to be determined.
Vera (12-5-1NC) was set to take on Thiago Silva next month at UFC on Fuel TV 3, but had to withdraw from the bout due to injury. The matchup was unique because the two faced off at UFC 125 in January 2011, with Silva winning by decision. However, following the fight, Silva failed a drug test, and the bout was changed to a no contest. Despite being cut from the organization following the loss, Vera was able to return due to the post-fight circumstances. He returned to the UFC at UFC 137 in October, defeating Elliot Marshall in a closely contested fight.
Te-Huna (14-5) fought for the third straight year in his home country of Australia, defeating Aaron Rosa at UFC on FX 2 in February. This bumped his record in the UFC to 3-1, which also includes wins over Ricardo Romero and Igor Pokrajac. The Australian was the one that broke the news of the fight, tweeting simply “I’m fighting Brandon Vera, UFC on Fuel 4”
UFC on Fuel TV 4 is expected to be announced within the next few weeks, possibly following this weekend’s event in Sweden on Fuel TV, the second in the channel’s history. Since the move to Fox and its programming, Fuel TV has seen its ratings improve exponentially, thanks largely to the UFC programming the channel now broadcasts.