‘The Truth’ and Rothwell are slated to fight at UFC 164 which takes place on August 31st in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Brandon Vera has had a rough time in the UFC, after going 4-0 inside the Octagon including a win over Frank Mir, it looked as if Vera would become a dominating force in the UFC. He then went on a 2 fight losing streak, falling victim to Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum. After snapping his losing streak he went 4-4-1, and is coming off a tough 4th round loss TKO to Mauricio Shogun Rua in an unofficial light heavyweight title eliminator this past August.
Rothwell on the other hand is 2-3 in the UFC and is coming off a submission loss to Gabriel Gonzaga in January.
With the recent string of cuts the UFC has been making, this very well could be a do or die situation for both fighters.