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Brandon Vera

Brandon "The Truth" Vera

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  • Given Name: Brandon Michael Vera
  • MMA Record: 15-7-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Truth
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1977.10.10
  • Last Fight: December 02, 2016 in ONE
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 247.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Alliance MMA
  • Height: 6'3" (190cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $822,000 USD
  • Born: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: San Diego, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Brandon Vera MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:11 Round 1 of 5

Jp Hideki Sekine
14-7-0 7-0-0

Ph ONE Championship: Age of Domination
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.12.02
Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
0:26 Round 1 of 5

Ca Paul Cheng
13-7-0 5-1-0

Ph ONE Championship: Spirit of Champions
Main Event | Vacant Title | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.12.11
Weigh-In: 247.5 lbs (112.3 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Chi Lewis-Parry ONE Championship 2015.12.11
Reason: Lewis-Parry Removed from Bout
Win | KO/TKO
3:54 Round 1 of 3

Ua Igor Subora
12-7-0 5-1-0

Ph ONE FC 23: Warrior's Way
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.12.05
Odds: -685 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs (110.2 kgs) | Referee: Olivier Coste
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:54 Round 3 of 3, 11:54 Total

Us Ben Rothwell
12-6-0 32-9-0

Us UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.08.31
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 Base | Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Herb | Walkout Music: Awolnation - Sail
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:09 Round 4 of 5, 19:09 Total

Br Maurício Rua
12-5-0 20-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.08.04
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 203.8 lbs (92.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#11 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
Cancelled Bout James Te Huna UFC on FUEL TV 4 2012.07.11
Reason: Vera Rescheduled
Cancelled Bout Thiago Silva UFC on FUEL TV 3 2012.05.15
Reason: Vera Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Eliot Marshall
11-5-0 11-3-0

Us UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.10.29
Odds: -440 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($60K Base, $60K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
No Contest | Overturn
5:00 Round 3 of 3, 15:00 Total

Br Thiago Silva
11-5-0 14-2-0

Us UFC 125: Resolution
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.01.01
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:19 Round 1 of 3

Us Jon Jones
11-4-0 9-1-0

Us UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.03.21
Odds: +201 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#17 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
UFC on Versus 1 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Antônio Rogério Nogueira UFC 109 2010.02.06
Reason: Nogueira Ankle Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Randy Couture
11-3-0 16-10-0

Gb UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.11.14
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard | Walkout Music: The Black Eyed Peas - Bebot
Cancelled Bout Matt Hamill UFC 102 2009.08.29
Reason: Hamill Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Krzysztof Soszynski
10-3-0 23-9-1

Us UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.08.29
Odds: -215 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($35K Base, $35K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: The Black Eyed Peas - Bebot
Win | KO/TKO | Kicks
1:27 Round 2 of 3, 6:27 Total

Us Mike Patt
9-3-0 12-3-0

Us UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.03.07
Odds: -528 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Keith Jardine
9-2-0 14-4-1

Gb UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.10.18
Odds: -188 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Reese Andy
8-2-0 7-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.07.19
Odds: -461 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $200,000 ($100K Base, $100K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:40 Round 1 of 3

Br Fabrício Werdum
8-1-0 10-3-1

Gb UFC 85: Bedlam
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.06.07
Odds: -183 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 228.0 lbs (103.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tim Sylvia
8-0-0 23-3-0

Us UFC 77: Hostile Territory
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.10.20
Odds: -143 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Base | Weigh-In: 225.5 lbs (102.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:09 Round 1 of 3

Us Frank Mir
7-0-0 9-2-0

Us UFC 65: Bad Intentions
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.11.18
Odds: -365 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 230.5 lbs (104.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke
2:39 Round 1 of 3

Br Assuério Silva
6-0-0 11-4-0

Us UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.05.27
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 226.0 lbs (102.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:25 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin Eilers
5-0-0 9-4-1

Us UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.02.04
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 226.0 lbs (102.5 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
3:22 Round 2 of 3, 8:22 Total

Br Fabiano Scherner
4-0-0 5-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2005.10.03
Weigh-In: 225.0 lbs (102.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Br Andre Mussi

Us WEC

2005.01.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Mike Whitehead

Us WEC

2005.01.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Don Richard

Us Ohio Regional

2003.09.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Adam Rivera

Us Virginia Regional

2002.07.06

Brandon Vera Wiki Update Wiki

When he first entered the UFC in 2005 as a heavyweight, Brandon “The Truth” Vera extended his undefeated record to 8-0 with notable stoppage victories over Mike Whitehead, Justin Eilers, Assuerio Silva, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir, prompting many to label him the next big thing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Unfortunately for Vera and his fans, a contract dispute with the UFC left him sidelined for 11 months, and the Vera of old has yet to make his triumphant return to the cage. After losing back-to-back fights at heavyweight to Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum, Vera moved down to light heavyweight, where he has met with mixed results, defeating Krzystof Soszynski by Unanimous Decision and losing to Randy Couture and Jon Jones as well.


While he possesses an underrated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game, Vera has only finished one of his professional fights by submission. The “truth” is that the true strength of his game lies in his ability to inflict damage with strikes at a distance, as he seems to have trouble with opponents who stay close to him or clinch him against the cage. Vera is nevertheless a danger to any fighter he faces, and a veteran of the sport at a younger age than most.


After losing to Jon Jones, he would take on Thiago Silva in another fight he would lose that would also end up with him being cut from the promotion. However the match was changed to a No Contest when it was revealed that Silva had failed a drug test. Vera was given another chance and came back to win a Unanimous Decision over Eliot Marshall at UFC 137. Vera was then matched up as a big underdog against Mauricio Rua. Vera surprised alot of people because he showed up to fight that night and stood in there and traded with Shogun making a competitive fight out of it before finally losing in the 4th round by TKO.


After his fight with Shogun, Vera would return to the Octagon at UFC 164.  This time, however, Vera would be competing in the Heavyweight division for the first time since his loss to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 85; as he would be competing against Ben Rothwell.  Coming into the bout as a slight underdog, Vera was able to stay in the fight with Rothwell until the third round; in which, Rothwell unloaded a flurry of strikes and would get the KO victory over Vera.   After this bout,  Vera would be released from the UFC on June 17, 2014.  This would mark the end of Vera's eight year run with the UFC.


Following his release from the UFC, Vera would get picked up by the Singapore-based fighting promotion ONE FC.   Vera would make a strong first impression in his ONE FC debut, as he would score a 1st Round KO victory over Igor Subora at ONE FC 23: Warrior's Way.  As of now, Vera is slated to fight Paul Cheng to become the inagural ONE Heavyweight Championship at ONE Championship 35 on December 11th.  Vera was originally slated to fight undefeated MMA fighter Chi Lewis Parry, but Parry was pulled from the bout after he failed to submit his medical records and drug test results to ONE Championship officials before the December 11th bout.

Last updated 12.11.2015, 7:56 AM ET
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