According to a report on Sherdog, Brandon Vera and Jon Jones have agreed to face off at a yet-to-be-determined event on the network in a bout that is sure to have major implications on the light heavyweight title picture and should feature some impressive stand-up from each man. Both fighters will be looking to bounce back from controversial losses suffered in their previous Octagon appearances.
Jones recently tasted defeat for the first time in his career when the 22-year old found himself disqualified after delivering downward elbows to fallen opponent Matt Hamill at the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Finale. However, many felt the fight should have been stopped prior to the illegal blows, as “Bones” had shown dominance early in the match-up and was in the process of raining down barely-defended shots when the fouls occurred.
Fans were also left questioning the final result of Vera’s UFC 105 fight against Randy Couture when “The Natural” was awarded a unanimous decision after it appeared Vera had done more to earn the victory. “The Truth” was originally set to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 109 in February but found himself available when the Brazilian announced his withdrawal from the event earlier this week.