Brandon Vera is a guy who hasn’t always had it easy in MMA, as he is not a natural Heavyweight, but is still a bit heavy to find himself truly comfortable at Light Heavyweight. So, this is his UFC return to Heavyweight and it was against the very tough Ben Rothwell. Rothwell is a guy who might not get a ton of respect, but he is a very legitimate Heavyweight, even if he’ll never hold the Heavyweight Championship.
The two locked horns and it was on the feet where Rothwell found his rhythm and was able to get in a few huge shots on Vera. An onslaught of right hands from Rothwell put Vera down for the count and thwarted his Heavyweight return. GIF from Zombie Prophet.