UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera
UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera Los Angeles, CA
Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera has had a wild ride through the UFC. Vera started his UFC career in the heavyweight division, where he would go 4-0 with 3 (T) KO’s and 1 submission. After a mixed showing for his next few fights, Brandon would make the drop to 205 lbs. This drop was hard for ‘The Truth’, as he constantly expressed that his love of food kept him from making the weight cut. Vera, at 6’2” was not the biggest heavyweight, but at light heavyweight he can use his size and reach to keep fighters at a distance. Brandon possesses some of the best Muay Thai skills in the UFC and uses great kicks, knees and elbows. After a couple of rough losses to former champs, Randy Couture and Jon Jones, Vera would lose his third straight to Thiago Silva. This loss was eventually overturned and ruled a NC. ‘The Truth’ knew he would have to refocus and commit himself to the sport he loved and this new found dedication was displayed fully, as he would go on to beat Eliot Marshall and get back on the winning track. Focused, determined and ready for action, Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera is set to take on Shogun Rua. A decisive win against Rua could potentially lead to a title shot. With this newfound commitment to training, Brandon has chosen to train and compete in Hayabusa. For this pivotal match up, ‘The Truth’ will be wearing the Haburi™ Compression Shorts. Hayabusa is proud to partner with Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera and expects a great fight.
Nam Phan is one of those fighters that people love to watch. Phan has not been submitted or KO’ed since entering the UFC and has taken some of the best lighter weight fighters the distance. Nam, in his last couple of fights, has shown some vast improvements in his striking game. Phan throws amazing combinations and keeps his opponents guessing. Nam combines his punching combos with some great kicks and knees. Phan also has great grappling, 5 wins by submission, to round out his skill set. Nam, though his jiu-jitsu skills are good, will try to keep the fight on the feet against his opponent Cole Miller. Miller has 13 wins by submission and is very dangerous on the mat, so expect Nam to try to keep the fight standing and go for the KO. Phan has been training and competing in Hayabusa for many years and Hayabusa is excited that Nam Phan will once again compete in the Chikara™ Performance Shorts. Hayabusa expects another great performance from Nam Phan and wishes him the best of luck in this bout.