UFC ON FOX 4: MAURICIO “SHOGUN” RUA AND BRANDON VERA TO HEADLINE CARD
After Mauricio Rua’s original opponent Thiago Silva pulled out due to injury, Rua has finally been matched up against Brandon Vera to headline the UFC on FOX 4 card. UFC on FOX 4 is expected to take place on August 4, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
“The new main event on August 4 will be a five-round light heavyweight battle between two of the best Muay Thai strikers in the game, Brandon Vera and former champion Shogun Rua. Rua is riding the momentum of the fight of the century against Dan Henderson, while Verais back in the win column and looking to make a statement after being sidelined earlier this year due to injury himself.”
“Rua is being plucked from the UFC 149 card in Calgary, where he was set to face Thiago Silva until Silva suffered an injury. Vera, meanwhile, was training for a bout with James Te Huna at the July FUEL TV event. A new opponent for Te Huna is expected to be named shortly.”