Philippine Sports: Brandon Vera Fights Keith Jardine in UFC 89
The main event of UFC 89 to be held at Birmingham, England this coming October 2008 will be a middleweight bout between Chris Leben vs Michael Bisping. One of the undercards and highlight bouts will also feature FIlipino-American Brandon Vera vs Keith Jardine.
Brandon Vera won his last fight against Reese Andy to improve his record to 9-2. Prior to that though, Brandon Vera lost a fight to Fabricio Werdum due to referee stoppage under some very controversial circumstances, and another loss to Tim Sylvia. Now, he is surely out to prove that his losses were a fluke, especially the last one to Fabricio Werdum, which many felt was an early stoppage.
In any case, Brandon Vera has booked impressive wins over the likes of Frank Mir, Assuerio Silva, Justin Eilers and Mike Whitehead.
Brandon Vera fights out of the United States, but never fails to acknowledge his Filipino roots, and even proudly carries the Philippine flag during his bouts. Of course, there are also his alibata tattoos which are very, very Filipino indeed.
Anyway, Brandon Vera is a really awesome guy, and will certainly be a force to reckon with when goes up against Keith Jardine.