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Philippine Sports: Brandon Vera Ready To Battle Randy Couture IN UFC 105

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippines Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by JJ Duque

Brandon Vera Looks To Defeat Randy Couture in UFC 105

Brandon Vera Looks To Defeat Randy Couture in UFC 105

Filipino-American UFC fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera is set to do battle with five-time UFC Champion Randy “The Natural” Couture when UFC 105: Couture vs Vera kicks off at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England this coming November 14, 2009.

Brandon Vera will be fighting Randy Couture at the Light Heavyweight category in UFC 105, a weight class that Brandon Vera has been dominating most recently. Brandon Vera has, in fact, won his last twolight heavyweight UFC fights over UFC fighters Krzysztof Soszynski and Mike Patt.

Of course, Randy Couture has been a UFC Light Heavyweight champion twice, but his recent fights have been in the Heavyweight division against the likes of Antonio Nogueira and Brock Lesnar, where he lost both fights. However, Randy Couture might actually fight better in the light heavyweight, although the weight loss might certainly affect his performance against the likes of Brandon Vera, who seems to be perfectly built to fight at the Light Heavyweight division.

Other fights on the card for UFC 105: Couture vs Vera include: Michael Bisping vs Denis Kang, Dan Hardy vs Mike Swick, and James Wilks vs Matt Brown among others.

Bet on Brandon Vera to win against Randy Couture in UFC 105 here.

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Philippine Sports: Brandon Vera Takes On Krzysztof Soszynski in UFC 102

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippines Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2009 by JJ Duque

UFC 102: Couture vs Nogueira is coming up with some big names when it kicks off at the Rose Garden Arena in Oregon. The highlight event is, of course, a clash between former heavyweight champions Randy Couture vs Antonio Nogueira.

A co-feature will be a light heavyweight duel between Keith Jardine vs Thiago Silva.

And then, the fight that most Filipinos will be focused on will be that of our own Philippine pride Brandon “The Truth” Vera vs Krzysztof Soszynski.

Brandon Vera has a pretty impressive 10-3 record in mixed martial arts, but he’s only won 2 of his last 5 MMA fights. Of course, things were different back then, and well he showed that he was in great shape in his last fight against Mike Platt, whom he defeated via TKO due to leg strikes.

Brandon Vera Demolishing Frank Mir

Brandon Vera Demolishing Frank Mir

Krzysztof Soszynski – I don’t even really know how to pronounce his name – is nicknamed The Polish Experiment, and one look at the guy makes you really think he was kept in some dark dungeon where they did all sorts of experiments on him. Igor-ish looking dude for sure! But anyway, Krzysztof Soszynski has an 18-8-1 MMA record, and while it may not seem that impressive, Krzysztof Soszynski has won 6 consecutive MMA fights, including two submission of the night awards. So, certainly, Brandon Vera will have his hands full at trying to stop The Polish Experiment.

In any case, I’ll be cheering for Brandon Vera and hope he does well in UFC 102. Pinoy Pride, baby!

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Philippine Sports: Brandon Vera Fights Keith Jardine in UFC 89

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Current Events, Philippine Events, Philippine News, Philippines Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2008 by JJ Duque
Fil-American Brandon "The Truth" Vera

Fil-American Brandon

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.

UFC 89 Tickets and Ringside Seats are available here.

Go, Brandon!