Brandon
Vera
12-7-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
When I started watching MMA shows, I saw Randy beating everyone up and thought 'I can do that.'

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 12-7-0, 1NC
Summary: Excellent Kicks, Knees, and Elbows, good grappling

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Truth
From: Norfolk, Virginia USA
Fights Out Of: San Diego, CA USA
Age: 37
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 230 lb ( 104 kg )
College: Old Dominion University

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
926
56% Successful
519
Types of Successful Strikes
0
519
57% Standing
34% Clinch
295
176
48
Striking Defense
53
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
15
53% Successful
8
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
6
0
Takedown Defense
60
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Ben Rothwell Aug 31, 2013
56 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Brandon Vera 41 0 0 0
Loss
Mauricio Rua Aug 4, 2012
68 4 0 6 R4 KO/TKO
Brandon Vera 67 1 1 1
Win
Brandon Vera Oct 29, 2011
33 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Eliot Marshall 21 1 2 1
Brandon Vera Jan 1, 2011
19 0 0 0 R3 Overturned
Thiago Silva 51 3 1 5
Loss
Brandon Vera Mar 21, 2010
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jon Jones 11 2 0 0
Loss
Randy Couture Nov 14, 2009
39 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Brandon Vera 27 1 0 1
Win
Brandon Vera Aug 29, 2009
62 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Krzysztof Soszynski 41 1 0 0
Win
Brandon Vera Mar 7, 2009
32 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Michael Patt 5 0 0 0
Loss
Keith Jardine Oct 18, 2008
50 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Brandon Vera 48 1 0 0
Win
Brandon Vera Jul 19, 2008
38 2 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Reese Andy 30 1 0 0
Loss
Fabricio Werdum Jun 7, 2008
15 2 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Brandon Vera 15 0 0 0
Loss
Tim Sylvia Oct 20, 2007
68 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Brandon Vera 58 1 0 1
Win
Brandon Vera Nov 18, 2006
15 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Frank Mir 2 0 0 0
Win
Brandon Vera May 27, 2006
8 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Assuerio Silva 9 1 0 0
Win
Brandon Vera Feb 4, 2006
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Justin Eilers 4 0 0 0
Win
Brandon Vera Oct 3, 2005
28 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Fabiano Scherner 10 1 0 1
Win
Brandon Vera
WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion
Jan 22, 2005
7 0 0 0 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Mike Whitehead 1 2 0 2
Win
Brandon Vera
WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion
Jan 22, 2005
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Andre Mussi 0 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I've been training 3x a day 4x a week and 2x a day 2x a week. Sparring, Jiu-Jitsu with Team Lloyd Irvin and Wrestling with the ODU Wrestling team. Keeping my stand up sharp with Alliance

When and why did you start training for fighting? I trained at the Olympic Training Center and saw a lot of fighters come through there, Randy, Matt, Dan, Mike V, after the 2000 Olympic year.  I took a couple of years off from training or doing anything.  I started to watch the MMA shows, saw Randy beating up everyone.  I was like “hey I can do that”.  So, I started training.

What ranks and titles have you held?
I’m a 2x Pan-American Champion, Abu-Dhabi veteran, 8x Grapplers Quest Champion, W.K.A. Muay Thai National champion, Lloyd Irvin Brown Belt.

Do you have any heroes?
The Incredible Hulk.

What is your favorite technique?
Flying Yoga Wrist Lock

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
That I’ve stayed the path, all my decisions have been correct. It’s finally MY time to shine.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Old Dominion University, still working on my Degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was in the Military. USAF.


•    Claims to be more comfortable on the ground, despite four KO wins in the UFC

•    Won two WEC fights in one night in 2005

•    Was only 4-0 when he made his UFC debut in 2005

•    Has become a big star in the Philippines.

•    3-3, 1 NC at 205 pounds.

•    Winless since August of 2009

Career

Trained With

Joey Beltran
Joey Beltran
14-9-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Travis Browne
Travis Browne
16-2-1
( W-L-D )
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
13-2-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Frank Mir
Frank Mir
16-9-0
( W-L-D )
Mauricio Rua
Mauricio Rua
22-10-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Frank Mir UFC® 65 BAD INTENTIONS
Win
Frank Mir UFC® 65 BAD INTENTIONS

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